UK GONNA NEED A NEW FLAG : Former British colonies, now independent countries, around the world are waiting for the result of events in the House of Commons tomorrow with bated breath.
“Australia, New Zealand and a bunch of other places no run of the mill Brexiter has even heard about maybe set to decide on what their flag looks like in the future,” our Unseen Ramifications correspondent says, “if the English MPs in Westminster vote to take the Union Jack and shred it. Does Australia keep the Jack in the top left corner? Does New Zealand? Only by doing Brexit can Brexit MPs find out.”
But it’s not just the flags of land masses that didn’t exist, before an Englishman unzipped his drawers against a weird tree, that are waiting to see how things play out.
“Clearly it’s a big vote for SNP star Nicola Sturgeon,” our correspondent continues, putting on their PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON YOUR FACE CORRESPONDENT hat, “will she become the first President of the Republic of Scotland? Will Boris Johnson be that gift horse? You know she won’t look twice in his mouth. She probably won’t even look once if the arrogance of English exceptionalism says, on your way Scotland, wahey!”
She’s played a canny game alright. Politically placing the interests of the entire union first and foremost till now, in a display of maturity few have matched. But it’s a win win of course in that sense. No Brexit and Scotland’s economy and place in the EU is safeguarded. Brexit happens and Scotland as an independent country rapidly joining the EU seems guaranteed.
“At least we can feel fairly certain what the Scottish flag will look like if Brexit happens. So too the Welsh, and eventually the Cornish.”
Will the English run a competition to choose theirs or just go with the Saint George cross and argue about it with Georgia?
The decisions of MPs tomorrow in Westminster will give us all a clue as to what flies where in the years ahead.
If they vote for Boris Johnson’s “Deal”, with is actually just a Withdrawal Agreement worse than May’s, and a method of wealth transfer from working class to inherited wealth, we may soon find out what flag New Zealand chooses once the Union Jack is just a relic from an age when the sun didn’t know how to set.