Stand by the Union Flag

Stand by the Union Flag

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In the news these last few days, I have noted the problems at Pimlico Academy in London.  Social media is full of it, and people are furious at the headmaster for bowing down to the students’ demands and removing the Union Flag from the school.

I don’t know the situation’s rights and wrongs, so I do not want to comment on it. Still, it did get me thinking about a similar situation here in Scotland, where our First Minister hates the English so much, she will not fly the Union Flag on any Scottish public buildings.

Do we want to be ruled by such a petty creature who not only rips down our union flag but puts up the flag of a foreign power in its place?  Surely no other reasonable excuse could exist for flying the EU flag instead of the union flag.  If it is anything other than rampant hatred, let the First Minister come forward and tell us her reasons.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 9 March 2021. Pictured: James Whitelaw. Candidate photos and photoshoot for Reform UK Scotland Party for the up and coming Holyrood Scottish Parliamentary Elections in May 2021. Michelle Ballantyne MSP is Leader of the Party. Credit: Colin Fisher

The St Andrew’s cross is our flag in Scotland.  How would the First Minister feel if The Shetland Isles decided they no longer wanted to fly the Saltire and put up the red and white St George’s cross instead?  This is precisely what Nicola Sturgeon has done, and it isn’t very respectful to those of us who count ourselves as British as well as Scottish.

Nicola Sturgeon and her followers’ feeling is that we are somehow traitorous to count ourselves as British, but it is OK for them to count themselves as European.  This is sheer hypocrisy and must be resisted and called out.  Racism is ripe in the SNP and the Scottish government, discrimination against the English.  Racism is not only against people of colour, but it can also be against any minority and there is a substantial minority of English in Scotland that Nicole Sturgeon discriminates against and hates.

In this election, we must get rid of this government whose priority is to stir up trouble with Westminster and do all she can to aid the EU if there is any dispute between the EU and Britain.  Whether Nicola Sturgeon likes it or not, the Scottish people voted to remain part of the UK by a substantial margin. She should respect that vote instead of discriminating against 58% of the population who count themselves British in addition to Scotti