…"Instead of the BNP using it as a symbol of racial division, the flag should be a symbol of unity and part of a modern expression of patriotism too," [UK Chancellor] Mr Brown said.
"All the United Kingdom should honour it, not ignore it. We should assert that the Union flag by definition is a flag for tolerance and inclusion."
That's as maybe, but there is one big problem with honouring the Union flag: it's totally shite. Honestly, how could anyone celebrate anything as garish and, well, contrived as that? It's totally without merit. Why can't we have a cool flag, like… oh, hang on a second, they're all pretty rubbish, come to think of it.
Couldn't we have a designer logo instead? Very New Labour.