Boris Johnson has put in an enormous St George’s flag on Downing Road forward of England’s Euro 2020 quarter remaining.
However the stunt has provoked fury north of the border, with Scots claiming the ‘unionist’ Prime Minister has proven no assist for his or her nationwide facet.
Mr Johnson’s huge flag stretches the entire width of the highway and contours up with the door of Quantity 10.
He posed for official images giving two thumbs up and signed the flag alongside England supervisor Gareth Southgate.
The PM has been very vocal in his assist for the English nationwide facet and has carefully adopted their progress within the match.
He shared images of himself and spouse Carrie watching the sport towards Germany in addition to a much-mocked clip of him celebrating Harry Kane’s purpose.
Mr Johnson was then fast to reference the 2-0 win when German chancellor Angela Merkel visited on Friday.
Posting a video of himself posing with the brand new flag, the PM mentioned he was ‘supporting England and supporting all of the values that our nation represents, notably guaranteeing that we have now respect for range throughout our nation’.
The flag is a part of the English Soccer Affiliation’s respect marketing campaign and Mr Johnson wrote on Twitter: ‘Discrimination has no place in soccer and we need to guarantee a enjoyable and inclusive setting for everybody. Good luck to the crew at the moment, we’re proper behind you!’
However Scots have been fast to level out that Mr Johnson has not proven the identical enthusiasm for his or her facet, who went out within the group phases of the competitors, or Wales, who reached the final 16.
The independence-supporting newspaper The Nationwide wrote: ‘We’ve regarded for David Cameron posing with a large Wales flag from when that crew obtained to the Euro semi-finals in 2016, however couldn’t discover one. What’s modified between then and now?
‘No matter it might be, it’s odd that this is identical Boris Johnson who mentioned final 12 months: “I don’t imagine in gestures”.
‘Truly, contemplating Boris Johnson’s quite a few inconsistencies, maybe it’s not that odd in any respect.’
The flag was additionally criticised on Twitter, with one Labour supporter writing: ‘I perceive a house nation is taking part in however contemplating we’re the UK & have separatists attempting to interrupt the British Union this simply appears terrible.’
One other mentioned: ‘Prime Minister of England exhibiting his assist for his #OneNation there..’
Podcast host Alex Andreou tweeted: ‘Effectively, this may go a great distance in the direction of soothing Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish individuals, persuade them that we actually are a union of companions and Downing St has the pursuits of the entire UK at coronary heart. *arches left eyebrow*’
In the meantime, SNP MP Angus MacNeil mentioned it was ‘wonderful work from the English PM.’
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