As little more than an after thought to Brian’s piece on the utility of a lightly borne monarchy (see also my earlier Audioboo on the same subject), one of the things that has struck me is the sudden emergence of the Union flag as the emblem of choice, particularly in England where the cross of St George has been the preferred public emblem for maybe the last 15-20 years.
It’s not really a surprise that it’s the Union flag that’s the flag of choice for every third or fourth households, what else for the the Head of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? But it is odd to see it rested once again, from its common association with the extreme right and being owned in the domestic way that say Danes commonly do in Denmark [und Sud Schleswig? – Ed].
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty