Thursday, June 23, 2005


Norwich Castle Museum has abandoned plans to fly a monochrome Union Flag as staff felt it may offend "veterans who fought and died in the war". Good. Naturally, the artist, Jonathan Parsons, has condemned the move as a "kind of censorship" but it's a refreshing change to remember the forgotten majority in the UK who are often too polite to complain when their heritage is attacked.

How else do you explain banning cars with Union Jacks in college car parks courtesy of Free Market Fairy Tales and Laban Tall?


Blognor Regis said...

Yes it is a change to do something so as not to offend British people for a change. That said, I don't see what's wrong with his monochrome flag, although it doesn't say what sort of "statement" this guy is trying to make. There was a spate of shades of green Union Flags/Jacks splattered about the coutryside a few years back by hunting guerillas, they looked rather fetching I thought.

Snafu said...

Mark, personally I have no problem with a monochrome Union flag either. I just don't think it's appropriate for it to be flown over publicly owned properties, particularly a castle.