jackos wrote:Nothing wrong with attempting to win back the Union Jack and St George Cross flag from the right, they don't have a monopoly on patriotism and being proud of their heritage. I'm proud of being from Leeds, Yorkshire, England and Europe, people should feel free to show their pride without anyone thinking they support darker causes. Sweden has a flag day, I think a lot of other countries do. As a few years ago June 6th is our National Day which replaced Pentecost as a bank holiday in our calendar, one of the big items on the calendar in Stockholm is the Citizenship ceremony when people who have received their citizenship during the year are invited to the City Hall for a celebration. It's fantastic when done properly and has definitely helped win back the Swedish Flag from the far right.
Good luck to Starmer.
You might be proud of where you come from - fine, whatever, I'm not - but right here, right now, having a George Flag on a little pole in your garden walks hand in hand with wanting the Muslamics to fuck off and supporting Priti Patel leaving refugees to rot behind bars in Napier Barracks. The way to a better country is through better policies and treating people better, not by saying you agree with flag-licking bastards. Miliband tried the bullshit triangulation 'get the fascists on your side' routine in 2015 and it failed. Starmer will fail.