Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tory Patriotism (And Other Popular Myths)

Another Dr Strangelove ('Gentlemen, Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!') moment in Middle England. No flying England flags in England. Like I keep saying, if the sight of a flag causes you such stress, it might be you with the problem. Ditto, if something similar had happened in 18th Century Scotland, the Scot Nats would still be staging plays about it.

Hmmm... which has more extremist baggage anyway ? Flying an England flag in England, or parading round wearing full Islamic regalia ?

Note where this happened: Henley, true blue Tory country. Clearly, the Nu Tories' definition of patriotism is kind of like their definition of 'family', namely the complete opposite to what any sane person would define it as.

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