WITH Bob McCartney quitting North Down, are the Ulster Unionists starting to show signs of distress in North Down? Well, their Union flag is upside down on their website, notes Tim Grant on ATW. “Could be an omen,” ponders Tim.If Lady Sylvia would like to learn how to avoid such an embarrassing social faux pas again, she should click to this handy guide by Woodlands Junior School (by geography students between the ages of seven and 11 years) that I googled.
The pupils helpfully inform us:
To deliberately fly the flag upside down is a signal indicating a situation of ‘DISTRESS’. It is also “lese Majeste” (which means: insulting the Crown), and is theoretically still a crime in the UK and its commonwealth!
Who’da thunk it?
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