Boris Johnson’s hijacking of Union flag is phoney patriotism – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Trevor Dufton, Wilsden, near Bradford.

Boris Johnson s invariably flanked by Union flags when he speaks in public.

LIKE the myriad worrying delusions that emanate from 
this Government and its supporters, I find the sight of the obligatory Union flag as an essential background for many Ministers’ public iterations somewhat incongruous, and more than that a little 
insulting.

The reality is that despite 
this contrived symbol of 
support for the Union the likelihood, as a result of their actions, is that in the near 
future Scotland, Northern Ireland and probably Wales 
will be clamouring to leave the Union.

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What flag will the PR men recommend then?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak was flanked by Union flags when he spoke after this month's Budget.

Yet another Conservative 
“own goal” along with those of its views of the newly “independent” UK’s position and role in the world.

Unfortunately, as with all these many delusions, the damage to the genuine interests of the UK and all its citizens is real and to be seriously regretted, and will ultimately be very costly.

From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.

HAS anyone noticed the ‘phoney patriotism’ from politicians speaking besides the Union flag when they’re presiding over the break-up of the UK? Such double standards.

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