‘The Union Flag is not permitted!’ Boris Johnson is chastised by a Scottish Vine caller over the use of the UK banner.
A SCOTTISH caller screamed in rage at the sight of the Union Flag, insisting that it is “unwelcome” in Scotland.
In the last two years, the government has spent more than £163,000 on Union flags as part of its effort to build national pride in the symbol. According to figures obtained by the Guardian, spending in practically every Whitehall department has climbed since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. Boris Johnson, according to Paul from Glasgow, is aiming to introduce “American-style politics.”
“I think Boris is attempting to create an America-style politics where every time someone comes on to educate us about anything, he’s not Union Jacks plastered all over the place,” Paul remarked on the Jeremy Vine show.
“The most impressive use of the Union Jack was when Boris had it painted upside down on a plane to subtly convey the world how bad we’re doing post-Brexit.”
He went on to say, “It’s not welcome in Scotland.”
“On the eve of a meeting regarding the environment, he came north of the border and refused to meet the First Minister because he didn’t think it was important enough to meet the democratically-elected political leader in Scotland.”
The £163,000 spent in 2020 and 2021 represents 85 percent of all flag purchases made in the previous four years.
Since the beginning of 2018, the Ministry of Defence has spent £118,000, while the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) paid £54,420.89 last year alone to replace worn-out flags.
Since the beginning of 2018, the Cabinet Office has spent more than £3,000, with just under £2,000 of that going toward the purchase of eight flags in the most recent financial year.
The Treasury has spent over £1,000 on Union flags since 2018, according to information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, including three this year at a cost of £607.06.
The Department of Transport has spent £1,100 on the flags since 2018, including £700 last year, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government has spent £90.05 this year, with no previous purchases.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spent £392 this year and last, compared to $0 the previous three years, while the Department for Work and Pensions spent £1,045.
This year and last, the Department of International Trade spent £653.05 on research and development.
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