PG’s Tips with Pete Gillings: ‘We should not hide the flag...it is a sign of national pride’
The flying of the Union Jack or to give it its proper name, the Union Flag, the Union being originated in 1603 when James of Scotland inherited the thrones of England and Ireland, is only called the Union Jack when it is flown on the jack mast at the front of British Warships, hence the saying “Every man jack of them”
Our flag is only supposed to be flown on flag days, about 20 per year, to celebrate such things as the Queen’s birthday. It was only in 2007 that things changed. Gordon Brown decided it would be a good idea to fly it willy nilly, I can’t remember if it was before he sold all our gold or after.
Why Northern Ireland is getting so upset is because they always flew it. I am a Catholic, and Irish, on my mother’s side, and I can tell you most of the Irish people are sick of fighting and thought things were getting better.
If it was left to me I’d have our flag flying on every important building in the country. I’ve flown it in my scrap yard for over 20 years.
I think it is time for us as a country to be proud of our flag, put the great back into Great Britain, make UK manufacturers put the flag clearly on our goods so that when we’re at the checkout we can all see who’s supporting our land.
British meat for one is far better than imports.
When I was a kid, John Kennedy was just made president of the United States of America, he stood up at his inaugural speech and said “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Well we can and we can start right now, buy British.
Napoleon said, “We are a nation of shopkeepers”, Hitler said after the invasion of England “We will ring their neck like a chicken” and after the Battle of Britain, Churchill said “some chicken, some neck.”
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