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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:30 AM

More Culture Wars ahead. And more flags.

“The first rule of the government’s culture war is that it has to be fought by the ones who look like their earliest relationship with the flag was being given a wedgie with it at school.” Marina Hyde


So terribly un-British

Still at least the union jack is a symbol of national identity for all our communities. Oh. Wait. Who would ever have thunk it that a investigation and report into racism, commissioned by a far right flag waving autocratic administration led by a PM who calls black people "picanninies" with ‘‘water melon smiles’’, and Muslim women "letterboxes", is not worth the paper it is printed on? And along comes right wing outrage as people point out that the report from the race commission is a steaming pile of revisionist horseshit. They point to the ethnic makeup of the commission… you know, just like when a racist says, ‘but I have a black friend’. As David Olusoga in a piece for the Guardian wrote, ‘’ The government has been quick to point to the ethnic diversity of the commission. What is lacking here is not ethnic diversity but diversity of opinion. This is a report that many fear will set the struggle against racism back. It may, however, prove to be a powerful weapon in the government’s ceaseless culture war.’’

Queue frantic flag waving and racist beating of culture war chests from the right. David Lammy said (sic) that at this point they are just gas lighting black and brown Britons. Full on denial of communities lived experience as Dame Lawrence pointed out. But at least we all have the Union Jack *sigh*.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:57 AM

1. The charm offensive will sweep all before it

Tom Hunt MP

The flying of the Union flag should be compulsory for all schools. If any pupils and teachers have concerns about this then surely they can be “educated” about what the flag actually represents. 🇬🇧 belongs to every single British person.

Evening Standard @standardnews

The headteacher also announced a review over the flying of the Union flag outside the school building, describing it is a symbol that “evokes often intense reactions” https://bit.ly/3rOZLJf

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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 04:14 PM

2. A sure sign of a shit politician....

Is putting a piece of cloth flying over a school as a greater priority than the quality of education inside the school.

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