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So, the Town Hall flew the EU flag to mark Europe Day.  There are a couple of issues with that.

Flag of Europe to fly on top of Lerwick Town Hall

One is that the European Union is not Europe. There are 44 countries in Europe; there are 27 countries in the European Union.  What about the other 17 countries?

Those other 17 countries not in the European Union include ourselves!  Why fly an organisation’s flag that we are not involved with?  Remainers should check the Brexit referendum result from 2016.

Good marketing move by the EU, first to casually appropriate the name of the continent, then to appropriate Europe Day.

The first Europe Day was on 5 May, 1964.  It was held by the Council of Europe to celebrate that organisation and its commitment to human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Then along came the European Communities, the EU at the time, and they thought we will have that, their first was in 1985. The EU does hold Europe Day on a different day from the Council of Europe.

The council take their lead from the Scottish Government who advocate for the European Union remorselessly.  They had to admit, via a FOI, paying £1,400 for five EU flags.  Expensive flags for a sly, ongoing brainwashing exercise!

Brian Nugent
Restore Scotland