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Fiji to remove ‘outdated’ union jack from flag
New Zealand is at it too. And Australia with the whole knightmare thing. Oceania doesn't much like Britain anymore. Huh?

Quote:Fiji will remove the union jack from its flag and replace it with a design that symbolises the Pacific country, not former colonial power Britain, the prime minister has said.

Voreqe Bainimarama, a one-time coup leader who was elected in September in Fiji’s first elections in eight years, said the flag had served the country well since independence in 1970 but was now outdated.

“We need to replace the symbols on our existing flag that are out of date and no longer relevant, including some anchored to our colonial past,” he said. “The new flag should reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”

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Fiji’s flag is light blue with the union jack in the top left corner. It also features a shield with the cross of St George and a British lion, along with sugar cane, bananas, a palm tree and a dove of peace. “What does this have to do with us?” Bainimarama asked, saying the images were “honoured symbols of our past, but not our future”.

He said a national competition to design a new flag would be held, with the aim of hoisting it on 11 October, the 45th anniversary of independence.

“We must all have an open mind about the final result, but it should be symbolic of the unity of the nation and instantly recognisable the world over as uniquely and proudly Fijian,” he said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/fe...ag-britain
2015 Feb 03 17:24
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(2015 Feb 03 17:24)Godyfa Wrote:  New Zealand is at it too. And Australia with the whole knightmare thing. Oceania doesn't much like Britain anymore. Huh?

Quote:Fiji will remove the union jack from its flag and replace it with a design that symbolises the Pacific country, not former colonial power Britain, the prime minister has said.

Voreqe Bainimarama, a one-time coup leader who was elected in September in Fiji’s first elections in eight years, said the flag had served the country well since independence in 1970 but was now outdated.

“We need to replace the symbols on our existing flag that are out of date and no longer relevant, including some anchored to our colonial past,” he said. “The new flag should reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”

[Image: 7e82db52-3bbb-483c-aa09-148ad24f5075-680x1020.jpeg]

Fiji’s flag is light blue with the union jack in the top left corner. It also features a shield with the cross of St George and a British lion, along with sugar cane, bananas, a palm tree and a dove of peace. “What does this have to do with us?” Bainimarama asked, saying the images were “honoured symbols of our past, but not our future”.

He said a national competition to design a new flag would be held, with the aim of hoisting it on 11 October, the 45th anniversary of independence.

“We must all have an open mind about the final result, but it should be symbolic of the unity of the nation and instantly recognisable the world over as uniquely and proudly Fijian,” he said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/fe...ag-britain

It would probably be more appropriate for Fiji to have the Indian flag as a canton these days, and Australia and New Zealand are getting so cosy with China that they'd just as soon have the Chinese flag in theirs.

Most of the anti-union jack folks also happen to be the republicans and multiculutralists that would cream their pants at such cultural submission, it's a sort of cultural cuckoldry almost as you see with people here with their rapper or Japan culture fetishes instead of being proud of their own.

This would be their wet dream -

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The nation that once ruled the world is finding itself barbarized by its own former subjects. Good Lord. Huh?

You goddamn communist heathen, you had best sound off that you love the Virgin Mary... or I'm gonna stomp your guts out!
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Looking at that gaylord cross-dressing flag-bearer the British should be happy about no longer being visibly associated with that faggotry.


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(2016 Jan 16 21:25)Phlegethon Wrote:  Looking at that gaylord cross-dressing flag-bearer the British should be happy about no longer being visibly associated with that faggotry.

We have those at home unfortunately, they're called "Scots".
Maybe someone should remind them that the Celts introduced trousers to Western Europe so they can get over the kilt romanticism.
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Tartan kilts beat flower wreaths, ugly tablecloths and faggot sandals hands down, though.


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Hard to give a shit when Fiji, a nation with barely any palefaces does it. Not to mention an example of the British Empire moving South Asian labour about for profit. The ethnic Fijians don't want to take much shit so the Indians are emigrating. Like they did in England itself. (EDIT:sentence in the wrong place. Hopefully things like that will happen here). Never mind the Southern Hemisphere Sheep Shaggers and the Anglo-Celtic convict commune.

Fiji did nothing wrong.

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Objectively speaking, the Blue Ensign with a seal is not what one would call “a good flag design”. There are only few flags based on the Blue Ensign that look good. The flags of Australia and New Zealand are among them — and these countries still keep them.

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(2015 Feb 03 17:24)Godyfa Wrote:  New Zealand is at it too.



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