Registered On: April 2, 2014
Aye, I suppose it’s all a bit of these. A neighbour of mine has one he periodically runs up. Staunch Tory, ex-army and takes the Daily Mail, but a nicer guy you couldn’t hope to meet.
Others not far away run up a full range of other nation’s flags, like Heathy’s example. I’ve absolutely no idea why.
But one commonality is that the St George flag only seems to be visible in rough areas. In the most expensive areas, flag-flying is hardly seen.
Maybe as DM says, the flag is a cry for some kind of solidarity – one built on nationhood, rather than on social class and shared economic level.
It’s often seen in those areas where solidarity was once common, and is now lacking, areas where insecurity is most sharply felt, and often accompanies crime, anti-social behaviour, drug-dealing, bailiffs and homelessness, etc.
Leaving the EU was never the cure for all these problems, but Brussels was made a handy scapegoat for the populists on here and elsewhere.