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Degrading the Flag


C.Mac Aonghusa • 30 June 2004

The coda on Dolours Price's article, 'Flying the Flag' concerning its treatment at Mary Mac Donald's EU election victory and Adams' dismissal thereof brought to mind similar treatment it recieved at a Progressive Democrat annual conference some two years ago. There, a Dublin delegate marched onto the platform with a crumpled mass of green,white and orange, excoriated PSF for abusing it and then tossed it to one side and continued with his address; an adjacent similarity to the other that they share with PSF, namely a prostitution of principle in search of 'power'. But the ultimate degradation of the national flag is surely the preserve of PSF. One of the first actions taken by Martin Mc Guinness and Barbara Brown as Stormont Ministers was to seek in a BRITISH court a BRITISH judicial ruling that the Irish flag should have equal status to the British flag in .....Ireland. Not content with degrading it on the attaining of a banana measurer for Brussels but to degrade it to the British judicial system vindicates your editor's conclusion, 'more days on the beach'.




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