The UK is gearing up to celebrate the historic event, with millions of people visiting street parties and Union Jack flags on display across the country, including in Regent Street, London. But rows have erupted over the Union Jack flag and what it represents, sparking fury from passionate Britons keen to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Some commentators took to social media to criticize the display and claimed the decision to decorate Regent Street with Union flags reminded them of the “fascist” display of nationalism in Nazi Germany.
A commentator also claimed that the Union Jack ‘represents blatant fascism and people get all the flags on Regent Street wrong’.
But those scathing attacks sparked a furious reaction from Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst who was an aide to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
He claimed there were some on the left who would ‘seize every opportunity to try to attack their own country to tear down Britain’, accusing them of taking a ‘self-loathing approach’.
Mr Gardiner, a passionate supporter of the Royal Family, told Express.co.uk: ‘The Union Jack represents the greatness of the British nation and is also a symbol of liberty, freedom and all that Britain.
“The flag should be a source of great pride for everyone in the UK.
“It is absolutely amazing that some members of the far left choose to attack the British flag during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“Some on the left will take every opportunity to try to attack their own country to tear down Britain.
“This self-loathing approach is very common on the left.”
Brexit supporter Mr Gardiner also claimed that this group ‘hate Britain, hate Brexit’ and would ‘much rather have the EU flag flying over London than the British flag’.
He continued: “The vast majority of Britons are extremely proud of their country and rightly so.
“The British people have done so much for the world, and the world is a much better place thanks to Britain’s huge role over hundreds of years.
“It’s the self-hating mindset of the left – they hate Britain, they hate Brexit and they also associate the Union Jack with the UK leaving the European Union.
“They would much rather have the EU flag flying over London than the British flag.”
Earlier this week, Mr Gardiner took to Twitter to put an end to the ‘blatant fascism’ mockery of the Union flag by a prominent Remainer and political activist.
Femi Oluwole has launched a furious attack on Union flags on Regent Street, saying that while there is nothing wrong with the flag decorations it represents ‘blatant fascism’.
He posted screenshots of headlines from several reports, including Sky News which read: ‘Government commissioned race report an attempt to normalize ‘white supremacy’, say human rights experts ‘United Nations man’.
The political activist wrote: “People get all the flags on Regent Street wrong.
“There is nothing wrong with flag decorations, even if they are ‘excessive’. The problem is what the flag represents.
“Right now it represents blatant fascism. It’s our job to fix it.”
But a furious Mr Gardiner hit back: “Shameful comments.
“A stupid insult to the Union Jack and all it represents for a truly great nation that has given so much to the world.”
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This notice was published: 2022-05-27 23:00:00