The people’s flag?

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Red flag

As I walked into town this morning I saw a sight that made my heart leap for joy even in the rain. A red flag flying proudly over Barrow Town Hall! Could it really be? David Cameron under house arrest? Blood running in the leafy avenues of Hawcoat as the residents are dragged through the streets to be cast into teh quarry? Jack Richardson shackled to the piers of Walney Bridge to await the passage of three high tides? All marketing people rounded up and pressed into useful labour commensurate with their intellectual ability (like scraping the chewing gum off the pavement)?

Alas, it was not to be. The scarlet banner turns out, on closer inspection, to be the triskalion flag of the Isle of Man. I expect babooshka might tell us what this is all about, if we ask her nicely.