The Union flag and the enlightened policy

Proposals to fly the Union flag every day on public buildings are set not to apply to Scottish Executive sites.

The government published the plans earlier this week, and they follow Gordon Brown raising the issue of celebrating Britishness in January. The SNP said Justice Secretary Jack Straw assured the policy would not cover executive buildings.  (BBC News)

It seems that the agenda Charlie Whelan described back in 2005 is still in force:

for the sublest rulers of the Raj, epitomised by Brown and by the
former defence secretary George Robertson, the thing is to keep banging
the drum for the UK. Let the devolution settlement keep the Nats at bay
in the north; keep the Britishness to the fore in the south, to
preserve the union. This might be labelled the enlightened policy. (Sunday Times)



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