Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Why do we avoid flying the English flag?

I have just received this year's list of dates which may be useful to those in Civic Office from the National Association of Civic Officers and, although I found it a useful document, I was once again disappointed to find that the advice completely ignores the existence of the "English Flag". Why, I wonder, do organisations who seek to give quasi official advice think that it is appropriate to instruct the English to fly the flag of the Union on England's saint's day when is perfectly proper that the Scots are advised to fly the saltire on theirs!

I have illustrated an edited image of their guidance.



Why advise that the Union flag should be flown on St. George's Day when not all of the Union celebrates it? I can't for the life of me understand why anyone should think that it would be inappropriate  to advise that the flag of St. George should be flown on St. George's Day; such a display would be no different to the saltire being flown on St. Andrew's Day.

Sometimes I despair.

1 comment:

  1. I agree entirely. But the policy is entirely in line with the practice of British Embassies celebrating St Andrew's Day, St David's Day and even St Patrick's Day, but not St George's Day.

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