Why flags should be treated with respect

The Irish News yesterday editorialised on the need for prompt intervention when an area is invaded by outsiders and festooned with flags as in the case of one area in South Belfast. Robin Livingston, however argues that there is an underlying problem of too little respect for what a national flag stands for. Although a committed Republican, he cannot stand the sight of the tricolour flying off random parts of Belfast’s urban geography in apparent abandonment and neglect.

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