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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: BobAthome
What has the Crown got to do with this?
Local government (Councils) are completely seperate to the Crown.
I used to work for the Crown and drove a Crown vehicle which had no tax disk in the window, just an exemption statement disk. I got pulled by a less educated cop once and he was all suspicious and asked how come police cars have tax disks, to which I replied because they are owned by the local council and police authority and are not Crown vehicles.
The Crown is irrelevant in this thread, it is about a democratically elected local authority expressing the vocal sentiments of it's voters, or pandering to them for votes.
What I read initially had a very EDL-like approach...
90% Muslim population to curry votes???
Word play doesn't surpass me as a poet, & I don't believe it was accidental!
There is nothing wrong with national pride...
I encourage it...
Already explained my opinion on the Union Jack and Rule Britannia as an imperialist machination and I dislike the ideology behind both!!!
If you are all for solidarity I don't know why flying the flag is a no go for people...
For me personally I think it's a feeble gesture considering the position of these people...
But I can't say I appreciate how they treat the rest of the World, Gazans included!
Do you know if the town halls in the two councils have a single flag pole or more?
As I said earlier, mine has 3, St George's cross, Union flag, and the other changes regularly between locally supported causes or events.
If there was strong local debate in my area for the plight of civilian Palestinians then I would not be surprised to see their flag on the 3rd pole. There is not such vocal support for Palestine in my area so the Palestinian flag is not flying.
I support the flying of flags by our council on the 3rd pole for whatever my local populace is passionate about. That is democracy
...and of course politicians pandering to voters.
originally posted by: flammadraco
Not sure if anyone has already mentioned, but Scotland is classed as British, that's unless they vote otherwise next month.