Flying the flag

22 September 2013

The Labour Party conference is being held this year in Brighton which, according to the journalist and author Keith Waterhouse, ‘looks as though it is a town helping the police with their inquiries.’ What has provoked most comment from delegates, though, is the curious colour of the union flag logo draped around the Brighton Centre on the seafront. Gone are the traditional colours of the flag – red, white, and navy blue – and, in their place, a weirdly washed out ‘contemporary colourway’ of pink, white, and sky blue. Delegates have given the 'contemporary new look' the thumbs down…

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