Flags

Like a Red Flag to a Bull: On the Tyranny of Flags

Rebecca Greig | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

I don't like flags. Now, I know what you're thinking. There are so many flags, with so many different meanings. I'm talking national flags. Who can forget the look of atavistic hatred on an England supporter's red and white face (and not just because he's sunburnt) when he's lost a game to Germany?

Belfasts Riots Are an Indictment of the Unionist Ruling Class

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The flag riots are just plain bad for Northern Ireland. Bad for business, bad for foreign investment, bad for community relations, bad for the image of Northern Ireland abroad and bad for the collective future of its people. But I genuinely feel bad for the loyalist rioters.

Political Unionism Is Failing Northern Ireland

Gary Spedding | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

No political party should conduct important discussions or decision-making in a context of violence or intimidation and I'm proud that my party will make no exception to this rule.

An Official Flag and Anthem for London?

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

London is a superstar amongst cities and that is why I am running a competition to find a song and flag for London. Whichever song or flag wins the competition will be sent to the London Assembly with a petition and a plea for them to be adopted as the official motifs of London.

The Rise and Fall of Part-Time Patriotism

Charlotte Lytton | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Sport
Charlotte Lytton

I genuinely wish Andy Murray the best of luck at Wimbledon, as I do all the competitors, because I take a passing interest in tennis and thus feel qualified to express some half-hearted sentiments about it.

Was Unpaid Jubilee Work Experience Good for the Soul?

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

How have we become a nation that presumes doing 'work experience' alongside the river Thames in the pouring rain for an event that happens once in a blue blooded moon will in any way lead to a valuable career?