Monday, April 30, 2012

We could always set fire to it instead

Seems that the EU believes we should fly its flag rag every day from our public buildings and wants to fine us if we don't.
Eric Pickles reacted with fury last night after being ordered by Brussels to fly the EU flag continuously over Whitehall.
The Cabinet Minister said the demand showed a ‘deep sense of political insecurity’ and called on the European Union to ‘grow up’.
Mr Pickles is currently obliged to fly the flag – a circle of 12 golden stars on an azure background – for a week each year, starting from Europe Day on May 9.
But under the proposed change, drafted by the European Commission and due to take effect within the next two years, the flag would have to fly permanently outside any organisation which managed development funding from Brussels.
Under the new rules, Mr Pickles, who is Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, could even face being fined by the EU if he fails to comply.When the proposal landed on his desk Mr Pickles erupted because civil servants advised that, as drafted, it would mean more than 1,000 bodies being forced to comply, including Cambridge University, Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant in Cornwall and The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, known as the ‘home of snooker’.
Whilst I suspect it's only civil servants playing at gold plating a regulation in order to stretch a regulation over as much territory as possible, it simply will end up winding people up seeing the flag of tyranny flying anywhere.
I'm never quite sure if the EUphiles actually know just how disliked the EU is by ordinary people, sure it's not exactly high on their lists of dislikes, but it's still their and it rankles as and when people become aware of its influence on anything affecting their lives. It's almost as if they think that putting up symbols will somehow or other make us change our minds, as unlikely as that seems. There seems to be almost no indifference to the EU (as much as EUphiles would like to think) you either like it or you hate it.
Most of us hate it...
But sadly we're not the ones in power and you have saps like Cameron who have to pretend to hate it in order to dupe people into voting for him.

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Anonymous said...

Why is it so hard for people to realise that we are nett payers to the eu,and therefore we have not ever received one penny nor has the U.K. ever had anything funded by the eu.

Captain Haddock said...

Down with the "Star Spangled Sphincter" .. permanently !

Vote UKIP in the local elections this Thursday ..

Conkcord said...

Re Captain Haddock's the "Star Spangled Sphincter". What a wonderful name, how appropriate. We should now have a competition to compose some verses so it can be ridiculed daily along with the Euro Scum.

Captain Haddock said...

Thanks Conkcord ..

It just reminds me of a "chocolate starfish" given a cheap gold spray-paint job ..

And its fit only for wiping one's dung-funnel with !

James Higham said...

Nigel says they should fly it, if only to show people who runs the country better than any publicity.