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PARAMILITARY FLAGS – TAKE THEM DOWN

By David Vance On May 31st, 2012

I was on the BBC Nolan TV Show last night discussing the issue of whether (sic) Paramilitary flags should be taken down.  You can watch me here, I’m on at just over 15  minutes but you should listen to the nonsense that precedes me…I was glad that 80% of those who texted in to the show agreed with my clearly stated view that these rags are toxic

5 Responses to “PARAMILITARY FLAGS – TAKE THEM DOWN”

  1. Agreed David,I also think flags hanging from lamposts insult the flag

  2. Martin

    Totally agree.

  3. Hanging flags from the top of lamposts is the equivalent of what dogs often do at the bottom of them.

  4. Hanging flags from the top of lamposts is the equivalent of what dogs often do at the bottom of them.

    True, but only in unnatural divided society situations like this, where the flags mean different things than they do in say Dublin or London.

    Especially around Memorial Day / July 4 times, I’ll often display the flag in front of my home, as will many of my neighbors. It’s not anti anything. It’s very much pro something.

  5. Totally agree that “paramilitary flags” should be totally prohibited from all public places but first we need a difinition of what a “paramilitary flag” is. Both loyalists and Republicans use the respective British & Irish National Flags as symbols and no doubt some would attempt to construe them as “paramilitary flags”

    Any National Flag hanging from a lampost is an insult to both the flag and the nation.