The flags of the mother country and the commonwealth

Just to be clear on this – in perpetuity, this is the Union Flag, belonging to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – each having its own home country flag, with every right to be flown within one’s home country.

All flags are navy blue, not this creeping attempt to sneak in royal blue like France:

union flag

This is the Australian:


And this the New Zealand flag, also in perpetuity, stupid campaign notwithstanding:

nz flag

The jewel in the British Crown is not India, it is Australia and New Zealand who remained loyal throughout.

South Africa and Canada can please themselves. If they prefer to be ruled by the Boer, the Inuit or a French Marxist, then so be it.

Glad to have cleared that up. As you were, move along, no more to be seen here.

9 comments for “The flags of the mother country and the commonwealth

  1. PJH
    November 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    ” Prime Minister John Key has said the current flag is not representative of modern New Zealand.”



    WTF does that even mean??

    • QM
      November 21, 2015 at 6:31 am

      It means that Kiwis feel abandoned by the motherland when in their headlong rush into the EU they dropped their old friends. NZ sells more exports to Asia now than the UK. besides, the new flags are quite nice too and not a reminder of a country that walked away rather than stuck with their kin.

      • November 21, 2015 at 8:44 am

        That’s true – Britain treated A&NZ shamefully … but not everyone here was delighted by that. But at a time when it’s coming full circle over here, it’s wise for NZ to wait for the outcome.

        • Twenty Rothmans
          November 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

          It was retaliation for us sending Germaine Greer over.

  2. Thud
    November 20, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Nicely put!

  3. johnd2008
    November 20, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    The voting for the preferred options begins soon. There seems to be a great deal of apathy among the general public.As a newcomer to New Zealand I have been surprised how many of the current flags are flying on both public and private buildings.
    What noone seems to have taken into account is how awful any of the new designs will look when flown as an ensign on ships or anywhere else an ensign is used.
    As far as the confusion between Australian and New Zealand flags , they are easily spotted. The Australian flag has an extra bloody big star underneath the Union jack, once noticed, never forgotten.

    • November 21, 2015 at 8:46 am

      I read it was slightly in favour of retaining.

    • Twenty Rothmans
      November 22, 2015 at 9:42 am

      “Kiwiflag too similar to Ozflag”

      This reflects a lack of discernment and/or inadequate education on the part of the person making the statement.

      Which way round do the stripes on the German flag go as opposed to the Belgian? What’s the difference between the Irish and the Italian flags?

      I expect it won’t be long before Australia adopts that frightful Aboriginal ‘flag’. I hope that they also move to the Aboriginal ‘language’ and Aboriginal orthography.

  4. November 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I just wonder how many New Zealanders would agree with the sentiments expressed in this fine commentary piece in the Spectator?

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