I am SICK of raving right-wingers, UKIPers and racists stealing OUR flag. Let’s take it back.

I am in agreement. It must be said that for every right wing motivated agitator there is a greater number of those folk who don’t really know what they believe and have no persisting beliefs; more thoughtless than narrow minded, though they may well be both. The real villains are those who stir up the passions of the folk who said yesterday they had no interest in politics, who today espouse Brexit and tomorrow, well who knows, maybe calling for public sector workers to receive a pay rise?

Pride's Purge

Every time I see a social media profile with a Union flag, I prepare myself for foaming right-wing racist bile – usually from some narrow-minded, hard-Brexiter UKIP or EDL supporter.

It makes me angry that our national flag – my flag – has been appropriated by these intolerant, ignorant people who think they are representative of our country.

Because they’re not.

You don’t have to be racist, pro-UKIP or a raving loony right-winger to care about our country. We – who are tolerant and open to the rest of the world and other cultures – are just as patriotic as they are.

In fact, we’re MORE patriotic.

Because we’re not trying to destroy our country’s economy for the sake of “taking back control” or other mindless, meaningless slogans.

And we’re not trying to make a quick buck by selling off our NHS to foreign owners.

And we’re not pushing…

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Author: gogwit

One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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