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The takedown of the Union Jack is a lesson in the moral cowardice of Britain’s cultural elite

12 29 164

Britain is one of the few places in the world where schoolchildren have permission to express contempt for their nation’s flag. So it is hardly surprising that pupils at Pimlico Academy in South London protested against their school’s policy of flying the Union Jack.

Nor is it surprising that the school swiftly caved in to the children’s demand to take down the ‘racist’ Union flag.

What is truly remarkable is not merely the moral cowardice of the school leaders, who refused to uphold and defend their nation’s principal symbol, but also that the headteacher apologised and actually praised the students’ behaviour!

“Our students are bright, courageous, intelligent young people, passionate about the things that matter to them and acutely attuned to injustice. I admire them hugely for this though I regret that it came to this,” wrote Daniel Smith, the headteacher.

It is likely that Smith and some of the other school leaders were aware of the serious implication arising from a state of affairs where a school in England is forced to take down the Union Jack. But instead of addressing........

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