Not my flag, not my country.

I know this is going to come across as churlish, petty and grumpy. But seriously, I cannot give a damn about the diamond jubilee. A straw poll just looking around the estate where I live suggests that the only people here who are remotely interested are old people (60+) and young kids who got it force fed at school, even they’re just holding a small flag, no bunting, no parties. Unlike the silver jubilee celebrations which I remember rather better.

Part of the problem for me, specifically, is that I no longer recognise myself as British, nor the Union flag as my own, yes it incorporates my flag, but it doesn’t mean a great deal to me these days unlike the Cross of St George flag, which I feel far better represents an ideal or imagery with which I’m comfortable.

I didn’t lose my pride in the UK, it was stolen from me by successive governments, who took Britishness and denigrated it, sold it off to the EU, allowed unrestricted and uncontrolled immigration and worse, failed to ensure the immigrants integrated, yet allowed them to claim the pre noun of British tagged onto that which they considered themselves to be. British-Pakistani being but one example.

There was also the attitude of the ‘British’ establishment who were prepared to allow other components of the UK their own parliaments and celebrate their national identities whilst denying me my own. English to them equalled British, still does too. Yet they are perfectly happy for Scots to be Scots and Welsh to be Welsh.

Yet to be English is to be identified by the state as violent, racist, bigoted and altogether beyond the pale.

Jack Straw:

The English are potentially very aggressive, very violent. We have used this propensity to violence to subjugate Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Then we used it in Europe and with our empire, so I think what you have within the UK is three small nations…who’ve been over the centuries under the cosh of the English.

Utter bollocks of course, but pretty much par for the course in the thinking of the establishment in which it’s ok to mention any other country by name except England. David Cameron in his “there’s Scottish blood flowing through my veins” speech mentioned the USA and Scotland, but England was reduced to “our country”, “the whole country” and “this country”

When the English question government policy on immigration.

Gordon Brown has apologised after being caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to in Rochdale as a “bigoted woman”.
Sixty-five-year-old Gillian Duffy had challenged Mr Brown on a number of issues including immigration and crime.

The authorities praise ‘ethnic’ communities for defending their areas during the London riots.

Dan Hannan.

The Turkish shopkeepers and restaurateurs who patrolled Dalston, the Sikhs who stood with drawn swords before their temple, are reacting as generations of British people reacted in similar circumstances. Rather than simply whining about the failure of the state, they took responsibility. It would obviously have been better had they not been forced into this position; but, finding themselves there, they acquitted themselves rather heroically.

yet when the English did the same?

Dozens of officers have kettled around 300 people outside the McDonalds restaurant on Eltham High Street, which escaped the widespread rioting seen elsewhere in south east London last night.

So the ‘British’ choose to ignore my country, consider me a bigoted,violent, racist yet expect me to join the celebrations for the British Monarch?

Not that I have a major issue with the Monarchy, I respect the Queen, like Prince Philip, Like Princess Anne and respect Prince Harry. The rest I wouldn’t miss, care little for and in the case of Prince Charles hold in utter contempt.

Sadly all the state and the powers that be over the last 35 years have done is place me in the position where the only British thing about me is my passport (and I’d change that if I could)

I simply don’t care any more, I want the British out of my country, I’m sick of the English being under foreign rule.

9 comments for “Not my flag, not my country.

  1. Single Acts of Tyranny
    June 3, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Why do you respect Prince Harry?

    You surely haven’t fallen for the ‘Taliban fighter’ propaganda, or is it something else?

    I am with you on the whole Jubilee nonsense. Pointless. Today’s monarchy is an unhappy fusion of pop idol culture with feudalism.

    • Mudplugger
      June 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Maybe the respect for Prince Harry stems from his complete lack of any Windsor DNA…..

      • June 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

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    • Ed P
      June 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Yes, Prince Hewitt is not tarred with the Saxe-Coburgh-Gotha regressive DNA. So if some kind person could sort out dimwit Charles & his devil spawn, we could have a better class of monarch after dear old Brenda.

  2. June 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Also regularly forgotten is that England and Scotland were originally united under a Scottish king. Felt like it still was she the grinning mutation and then Gordo, though of course they were both busy giving the place to the EU. Which Mrs Maj did nothing to stop. A plague on all their houses.

  3. john in cheshire
    June 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

    QM, I try to never use the word British, especially when referring to myself. Slightly off topic, but I see that Mr Obama has been giving us a kicking again, over the Falklands. It seems he’d rather they were Argentinian than British.

  4. June 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    care little for and in the case of Prince Charles hold in utter contempt

    That view’s everywhere – wonder if he knows it.

  5. Mudplugger
    June 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Like many, I accept the monarchy simply because the alternative is so much worse. But perhaps there’s a ‘third way’…

    When Brenda finally shuffles off, we should then be allowed to elect which one of her offspring should succeed her. There would be 4 candidates, Charles, Anne, Andrew & Edward.

    If we elected Charles, then whenever he ceased to hold the post, we would get the choice between his apparent offspring, and so on. If we elected Anne, a quite different line of succession ‘election’ would open up later between her brood, Peter and Zara. (I’m assuming we couldn’t possible be daft enough to select Andrew or Edward – but you never know)

    That approach would blend the basic hereditary principle with a mechanism to eliminate complete tossers and give the ‘winner’ some degree of democratic legitimacy.

    It would also have a dramatic effect on the personal conduct of all the potential candidate offspring – if all royal kids thought they could eventually be in with a chance of the ‘top job’, the visible behaviour of the second and subsequent kids would need to be moderated to stay in with a shout when the call came.

    • Single Acts of Tyranny
      June 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Perhaps there’s a fourth way.

      1. Abolish the post.
      2. There is no two, just abolish the post.

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