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New Zealand is about to remove the union jack on their flag Watch

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    Don't you feel concerned? ?

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    Can't say I am. What's their new flag looking like?
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Can't say I am. What's their new flag looking like?
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    Rather ugly.


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...for-new-design Suggests that the Kiwis don't want to change...?
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Can't say I am. What's their new flag looking like?
    Its disrespectful

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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    Its disrespectful

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    Nah... it's their country, their choice (without sounding like a pro-choice activist).

    I just find it's ugly and sloppy.
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    Do you find it concerning? If so, why?
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    I like the new flag, the combination of black white and blue is unusual. and the British flag is now the flag of a banana republic tbh
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    Nope. It's their country, they can do as they please.
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    I preferred the one with the kiwi that looked like it had been drawn by a 4yr old.
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    Except it appears from the linked article that they aren't.




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    Doesn't concern me a single bit
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    A necessary expression of individuality. It's a bit like the teenage child dying their hair green to appear less like their parents; important for their own psychological state but nevertheless unsightly.
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    Countries are free to change their flags, I do not see why it should be of concern to us here, people won't be able to identify this flag any better than the last and it makes the locals happy.
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    Reminds me of cannabis, mellow man.
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    Actually they are voting on a flag that would go up against the current flag to decide, odds are union jack inclsuive flag will easily win.
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    They had a national competition to come up with a new flag design. Personally, I think this entry which shows their national bird the Kiwi is probably best;

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    The new flag is very nice looking.
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    As an Aussie born dual Brit-Australian citizen, I have to say I've become more positive about the union jack the longer I live in the UK.

    In fact, all British institutions have grown on me since I came to live here. I used to be a republican, now I'm faintly in favour of retaining the current system. I now support the House of Lords. It's insidious, like some form of Stockholm Syndrome.

    As such, I'd prefer Australia and New Zealand keep the Union Jack, it has less to do with England per se than it is a symbol of being born of the British Empire, being a common-law parliamentary democracy, and so on.
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    It's almost like the British empire is crumbling.
 
 
 
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