It must also be remembered that the Scottish Welfare System is still funded from Westminster, out of the pockets of the British tax-payer, despite the Scots acting as if they are financially independent. The fact remains that without ‘English’ tax-payers, the Scots could not afford their own Welfare bill.
Rehabilitating these racist symbols in the UK should be treated with the same repulsiveness that any attempt of rehabilitating the Nazi German Swastika is treated. No one would ever seriously ask the victims of the German Swastika to ;proudly’ carry that flag as a means to ‘take it back’ from the Nazi Germans – this is exactly what Sadiq Khan is asking Londoners to do. Tony Blair asked the victims of racism to carry the symbol of that racism during his time as prime minister – it did not work – and it will not work now. The only symbol for the international working class is Red Flag.
The UK is diverse and multicultural not only by choice, but also because of its unique history.