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aibu to hate union jacked food

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CreamolaFoamless Fri 11-May-12 11:09:31

my delivery yesterday 2 loaves of bread wrappd up in union jacks

chips in a union jack packet

12 eggs in a union jack

Is everything going to be wrapped/encased in a union jack for the next few months

SparkyMcSparrow Fri 11-May-12 11:11:23


Its doing my head in to! Especially as all I get from ds at the moment is "Look mummy, English!!!"

WorraLiberty Fri 11-May-12 11:13:26

Oh I'm the opposite.

I went shopping yesterday and I was thinking how lovely it is that the Union flag is being celebrated...rather than seen as 'racist'.

I suppose everyone's going to cash in on the Olympics and the Jubilee, but you can't blame them really.

ouryve Fri 11-May-12 11:13:33


M&S even has union jack bedding.

CreamolaFoamless Fri 11-May-12 11:15:07

im scottish

WorraLiberty Fri 11-May-12 11:16:01


ExitPursuedByABear Fri 11-May-12 11:16:55

What Worra said.

SparkyMcSparrow Fri 11-May-12 11:17:44

Union jack covers Scotland doesn't it? confused

United kingdom and all that!

AWomanCalledHorse Fri 11-May-12 11:17:58

I'm with Worra, it's naice to see the Union Flag/Britishness being celebrated (even if it's on Olympic/Jubilee tat).

IAmBooyhoo Fri 11-May-12 11:17:58

well i am in NI and am most definitely not a unionist so would be slightly miffed to have bread arrive in a union jack. BUT i fully accept that this is down to being raised in a culture where the union jack was used to antagonise and create hostility. however, i dont think they would be allowed to wrap bread in union jacks here. could be wrong though. at the end of the day no-one has to buy the bread if they dont want to. could just imagine the uproar here though if bread started getting delivered wrapped in the tricolour! grin

Petsinmypudenda Fri 11-May-12 11:19:26

My salmon had a Scottish flag on their it didn't bother me. Why would a union flag be racist on produces made in Britain?

Scots, Irish and the Welsh are allowed to be proud and aren't called racisthmm

ToryLovell Fri 11-May-12 11:19:56

I wash shock to see red white and blue french fancies - now that is wrong.

They have to have the yellow onese in or they don't taste as nice.

ToryLovell Fri 11-May-12 11:20:07

was not wash

typicalvirgo Fri 11-May-12 11:20:33

I like it and admit to having gone a little bid mad recently.

We have bunting in the kitchen in a vain attempt to hide the hideous brick wall before we do the extension a few union jack tea towels and a union jack teapot grin

Ba humbug to all you moaners grin

rhondajean Fri 11-May-12 11:21:08

Oi creamola, we all sitting in chat worrying about you! grin

SparkyMcSparrow Fri 11-May-12 11:22:02

I have never had a french fancie.

Llanbobl Fri 11-May-12 11:22:20

Well last time I looked Scotland was still part of the UK so YABU as the Union flag is still your country's flag - you have the Saltire for when you need it just as the Welsh have Y Ddraig Goch, the English the Cross of St George and the N Irish have the Union Flag or the Ulster Banner (possibly) or the NI ensign

WorraLiberty Fri 11-May-12 11:22:26

Would it be a better idea if we were all ashamed of our flag?

If we let the Jubilee go by with nothing more than a quick mention in a history lesson?

If we downplayed absolutely everything to do with our culture during such an important year for the UK?

squeakytoy Fri 11-May-12 11:22:50

Is the union jack stuff for the olympics or the jubilee?

galletti Fri 11-May-12 11:23:03

I'm Scottish too - the last time I looked Scotland was part of the United Kingdom and shared the union jack - the blue in it is a clue? I'm with Horsey Woman.

galletti Fri 11-May-12 11:23:26

Thinks its for both Squeaky

typicalvirgo Fri 11-May-12 11:24:32

The yellow french fancies are my favourite.

If they changed the colours to red white and blue they'd have to rebrand to British fancies then wouldn't they confused

IAmBooyhoo Fri 11-May-12 11:24:59

"Scots, Irish and the Welsh are allowed to be proud and aren't called racist"

northern irish people (of either side of the fence) aren't allowed to be proud. it's called sectarianism here. sad

SmallShips Fri 11-May-12 11:27:04

"If they changed the colours to red white and blue they'd have to rebrand to British fancies then wouldn't they confused" - but the French flag isn't yellow, pink and brown!

OP YABU. It's nice seeing the flag waving.

Primark are selling a union jack dress very similar to the one Geri Halliwell wore back in the day!

Think I'm going to treat myself to it grin

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