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478 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by emitchell

Since Ireland is no longer a part of the United Kingdom should the Cross Of Saint Patrick be removed from the Union Jack?


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17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/02 - 4:27:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
North Ireland is still part of the United Kingdom, so the Cross stays..
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/02 - 4:35:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Which one is St. Patrick's? I see George and Andrew, but I'm not sure of the Patrick one. Where the hell is the Welsh dragon?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/02 - 4:44:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
st. patrick is the red cross on white background
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 1:10:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bah who believes in the symbolism anyway? it just looks cool.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 1:19:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, even if Ireland became totally independant of England. Surely the flag represents the history of a country, of which England played a large part. By that reasoning, wouldn't you get rid of the cross of St Andrew as well - Ireland are independant of Scotland too. We are having the same discussions here. If we become a republic, should we change the flag which has the Union Jack in the upper left corner. I don't believe so, because it IS our heritage, but I'm a minority voice on this one.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 4:42:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've always been pissed off that there's noting remotely Welsh in the flag. But NI is part of the UK, like lorduther said
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 9:35:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
The crosses on the British flag are the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew...even tho Patrick was British, and not Catholic, why would they have his cross on their flag? dumb question
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 11:28:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I thought it was just a Northern Ireland thing?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 2:20:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Pacific island nation of Fiji is a republic that has been independent of Britain for a long time. It's flag is technicall a "debased Blue Ensign" - it has the Union Jack in the canton and the island's coat of arms in the fly. As far as I know it's not regarded as a huge issue, it just happens to be part of the island's history. The same stands for the cross of St Patrick. Why get rid of it? Nobody's really that concerned about it, it reflects our history, and it looks kinda cool.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 2:27:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the Cross of St. Patrick is in the upper right of the question here, then where does it appear on the Union Jack? It's not there. Just St. Andrew's Cross and St. George's.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 2:40:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
It used to be the flag of Ireland, now it's just the flag of N Ireland.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/02 - 7:22:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's on the regular union jack inside the Cross of Saint Andrew thistleking. For the purpose of this question I removed it from the Union Jack as the question proposes. The Union Jack as seen in the question is the old Union Jack was just the cross of St. Andrew and the Cross of St. George, first used during the reign of King James I when Scotland and England were united. The Cross-of St. Patrick was added later when Ireland became a part of GB. Currently the Union Jack has the Cross of St. Patrick.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 7/18/02 - 10:48:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
where does this guy get his information. northern ireland is part of the uk,and the flag should stay as it is
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 1:15:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've been wondering for years where that cross came from
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 1:29:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
does it really matter?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 2:49:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
what??
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 7/22/02 - 12:02:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
You limey bastards are as annoying as fleas. You’re always bitching about how the questions on this site are too American oriented, then when you come across one that’s limey oriented you bitch about it too. Quit your f*cking bitching and do something useful. Go conquer France or something for Christ’s sake.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 7/22/02 - 12:08:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
LOL@emitchells' post LOL F*ckin A.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/19/02 - 12:49:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Umm cause Australia is no longer part of Britain should we take the Union Jack off our flag completely... this question is constantly asked over here. It was a debate topic for me in yr 5 (5th grade) but even if Australia is no longer part of Britain/England, it represents the historical side I spose, and so, using that evidence on this question, I reckon it should stay
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/19/02 - 12:50:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure , why not.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/19/02 - 12:53:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
LMFAO @ emitch, I couldn't have said it better.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/19/02 - 12:56:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Union Jack is part of Ireland's history and if Ireland was no longer a part of the UK, the UK wouldn't be able to dictate what they have on their flag any more than they could dictate to any other country.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 10/20/02 - 12:36:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Idea for a new flag: I think you should put the likeness of Benny Hill's little sidekick on the flag right after he's been nailed in the maracas.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 10/22/02 - 2:36:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was happy to be informed that I was wrong about the cross of St. Patrick, but since, as I said, he was not Irish and not Catholic, leave his cross there, makes the flag looks better. Besides, I will always think of Ireland as being part of the British Isles, so why not. By the way, why does Wales not have a cross on the flag?
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 10/22/02 - 2:37:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I heard because no one really likes the Welsh.

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