The streets are full of the Cross of St George (the English flag- red cross on a white ground.) It's plastered up in windows and it's flying from cars. I'm told this is because of some football thingy that's happening in Europe. craftyailz and I were saying how it made us feel uncomfortable because up until a few years back the Cross of St George was only flown by churches and far-right groups like the National Front and The British National Party.
I guess it's good that footie fans have wrenched the English flag from the hands of the fascists. But to tell the truth any flag waving makes me nervous. It's infantile; it's divisive; it has no place in civilian life. Flags belong on battlefields.