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In a documentary about the House of Lords. Admiral Lord West, who is
evidently a vexillologist, explained that he had persuaded the Parliamentary
authorities to hoist the Union Flag there all the time and not just when
Parliament was actually sitting. He continued that his next goal was to erect
four more flagpoles, for the flags of England, Scotland and Wales; with the
fourth unoccupied for the moment, there being no official flag for Northern
Ireland. He hopes that the sight of this bare flagpole will encourage the N.I.
politicians to agree on one. This interview however would have been filmed
before the present political crisis.
Kenneth Fraser, 22 March 2017