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image by Rob Raeside, 19 May 2013
The Scottish referendum campaign has produced at least one new flag. While
the overall "Yes" group, Yes Scotland, does not have a flag, its subsidiary,
Labour for Independence, does. I had one in my hands yesterday; it has certainly
been manufactured commercially. It is a red flag with in the upper hoist a
fairly small white thistle. The thistle, but not the flag, is illustrated on
their website www.labourforindy.co.uk.
It has been stylised so that it somewhat resembles the rose which is the emblem
of the Labour Party. This is a bit cheeky because Labour is of course officially
a fervently Unionist party.
Kenneth Fraser, 19 May 2013
Examples can be seen at
Looking around, I've also found a flagoid that pops up on different items being
the Scottish saltire defaced with a red shield bearing an arm holding a pickaxe
with the words "old labour for a new Scotland vote aye."
Marc Pasquin, 20 May 2013