Which means that in that case Labour is flying a Union flag in the cause of English nationalism.
And that won’t just alienate Scotland and Wales even more; it is also true that nothing is more certain to alienate many in England. We do not still wish to be seen as a colonial power, which is exactly what Labour by doing this is answering that England still is.
And those it will alienate are on the left, not the right. And they might vote for others, just as those who once voted for Labour in Scotland now do.
And why might they do that? Because they really do not like this appeasement by the party of new-fascism.
If Labour wants a policy talk jobs, the NHS, housing and the Green New Deal.
Promise decent benefits.
Justify what it is going to do.
Explain how to pay for it, as I can do.
And then talk delivery, endlessly.
Hammer home that the NHS was not ready for the current crisis because of a failure of government preparedness that the Tories can never supply , but which is what Labour would be about.
But the Union Jack? Are we really all to succumb to the outright nastiness of the small-minded nationalist outlook now? Really?
Given that Scotland is, absolutely, allowed to fly the saltire in P³ world, so too are the ~Welsh to fly whatever they call that dragon thing then we English, well, what can we do?
The Union flag is that of an English imperialism. So, guess it’ll have to be the cross of St George then. I assume that’ll make Ritchie happy…..