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Union flag

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national flag of the United Kingdom, being a composite design composed of St George's Cross (England), Saint Andrew's Cross (Scotland), and Saint Patrick's Cross (Ireland). Often called: Union Jack
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Noun1.Union flag - national flag of the United KingdomUnion flag - national flag of the United Kingdom
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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A MAN who claims he was barred from a club in England because a Welsh flag sticker was placed over the Union flag on his driving licence has started a petition.
Eight Arakanese youth were released from Mrauk U police station yesterday, after they were charged for using the union flag in a protest in January.
Lynn Love Wishaw politicians have this week been at loggerheads over claims that it would cost PS20,000 to hang a Union Flag outside NLC headquarters.
However, in the build-up to the 26-year-old's bout at the SSE Arena on Saturday the broadcasters had a union flag on his profile.
SINCE the Referendum a number of flag poles in Wales have started to display the Union flag. It is suspected that this is in the belief that it will unite Wales and England.
We have also seen the desire to drape themselves in the Union Flag and when successful emotionally sing or try to sing the national anthem only to be choked by the occasion.
France's La Liberation used an image of Boris Johnson waving a Union Flag while suspended from a zipwire from London 2012.
AN AUTHOR says the Welsh should not fly the Union flag because it's a symbol of British repression.
FACEBOOK sparked outrage yesterday by creating an emoji for Burns Night status updates - with the Union Flag on it.
Senior police chiefs have reportedly told officers that they must not wear their black and white with thin blue line union flag on their uniforms while paying tribute to fallen comrades, in case the union flag offends anyone.
SCHOOLS in the Midlands are to be encouraged to fly the Union flag and sing the national anthem in a bid to boost patriotism among children.
BRITISH motorists will soon be able to fly the flag with pride thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced this week.

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