Nelson McCausland: PM spoke of her desire for a ‘red, white and blue’ Brexit... now she hoists the white flag of surrender BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The day after the People’s Vote, David Cameron resigned and was succeeded by Theresa May. In her first speech, she declared: “The full title of my party is the Conservative and Unionist Party and that word unionist is very important to me. It means we believe in the Union, the precious, precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.” https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/nelson-mccausland-pm-spoke-of-her-desire-for-a-red-white-and-blue-brexit-now-she-hoists-the-white-flag-of-surrender-37553403.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37553392.ece/b5d96/AUTOCROP/h342/S--_16_-_Read-Only_.jpg Email The day after the People’s Vote, David Cameron resigned and was succeeded by Theresa May. In her first speech, she declared: “The … [Read more...] about Nelson McCausland: PM spoke of her desire for a ‘red, white and blue’ Brexit… now she hoists the white flag of surrender
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The white, blue, and red tricolor appeared in Russia in the 18th century but it was a long journey before it became the national flag. There’s no official interpretation of what the three colors of the Russian flag stand for (at least not prescribed by law), hence there are various popular interpretations. The most widespread correlates with European heraldry, according to which the color white symbolizes nobility and openness, blue stands for loyalty and chastity, and red for courage, magnanimity, generosity, and love. There is also a more "geographical" interpretation. At the beginning of the 18th century the Russian state consisted of three historical regions: Velikaya Rus (Great Rus - the western part of present-day Russia), Belaya Rus (Belarus), and Malaya Rus (Little Russia - part of present-day Ukraine). Each of the regions was symbolized by a color: red, white, and blue - respectively - and therefore these were the colors that Tsar Peter I (ruled from 1682 to 1725) … [Read more...] about How did Russia get its flag?
Eilis O'Hanlon: Our politicians are playing with fire by surrendering the public space to bigots BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The six main parties came together last October to issue a joint proclamation deploring loyalist paramilitary intimidation of Catholic families in south Belfast. "We as political leaders condemn all forms of sectarianism, intolerance and threats of violence," the statement said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eilis-ohanlon-our-politicians-are-playing-with-fire-by-surrendering-the-public-space-to-bigots-37201848.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article37201845.ece/8fe5f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-10_opi_43162690_I3.JPG Email The six main parties came together last October to issue a joint proclamation deploring loyalist paramilitary intimidation of Catholic families in south Belfast. "We as political leaders condemn all forms of sectarianism, intolerance and threats of violence," the statement said. Splendid … [Read more...] about Eilis O’Hanlon: Our politicians are playing with fire by surrendering the public space to bigots
The red, white and blue banners for Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of the president’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing. At the Jiahao Flag company in Anhui province, women operate sewing machines to hem the edges of “Trump 2020” flags the size of beach towels, while others fold and bundle them for delivery. The factory has turned out about 90,000 banners since March, said manager Yao Yuanyuan, an unusually large number for what is normally the low season, and Yao believed the China-US trade war was the reason. “It’s closely related,” she said. “They are preparing in advance, they are taking advantage of the fact that the tariffs haven’t gone up yet, with lower prices now.” The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $34bn worth of … [Read more...] about Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs
On the 4th July Americans will come together to mark Independence Day - the birth of their nation and the biggest holiday across the pond. The day - a federal holiday - marks when the US won independence from the British Empire after the Revolutionary War. The 4th July celebration commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. It's historically important for Americans, but it has also become a huge holiday celebration with parties and events across the country in every state. The day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues and picnics, family reunions and baseball games. It's an excuse - or reason - to go all out and celebrate what makes the United States, well. the United States. When is Independence Day? July 4 or as they say, the 4th of July. Read More 4th of July 2017 What is Independence Day and what's the story behind it? It’s one of the biggest holidays in the US calendar. The 4th July marks the anniversary … [Read more...] about When is Independence Day 2018 and what is the meaning of 4th of July