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There now follows an advertisement for England

In case anyone has forgotten what it looks like:


And why the outbreak of flag waving?

Because, according to Iain Wright, the MP not the near namesake footballer, "Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 flags come within the definition of “advertisement”. Source.

I discover this as Wright was being quizzed on county flags by Toby Ellwood, our man in Bournemouth East. Presumably Dorset has, or fancies getting, a flag.

And lo, and indeed behold, there appears to be a contender, and pretty retina burning it is too:

I am going to lay claim to Croydon as being part of Surrey, as indeed it was, but such a flag as it has is a sad thing and not worth posting, frankly. Given the effort US states, German lander, French departments etc go to, we Britons do not seem to be trying at all.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 3:34 pm

We haven't needed to because Identity Politics stayed away from these blessed shores for eons. Alas, alas.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 3:44 pm

N.B. Mr Ellwood gets very tetchy about being called Toby; he much prefers Tobias. More rareified you see.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:49 pm

Rather than Kunte Kinte?  



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