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EU bosses DEMAND European Union flag stars be incorporated into Union Jack

European Union chiefs are drawing up secret plans ordering member nations to incorporate the ‘ring of stars’ emblem of the Council of Europe into their flags

Lilly Beaurouge for Express reports: Graphic artists in Brussels have even drawn up proposed designs which show the blue and gold Flag of Europe either displayed in the top left-hand corner or even more brazenly in the CENTRE of the existing national flags.

The measure is heavily pushed through before the vote on Brexit on June 23 and clearly demonstrates the eagerness of top EU officials to glue the country tighter to the Union.

Beaurouge provides a quote of a high ranking Brussels-based diplomat who leaked the plans to Express.co.uk: “The idea of incorporating the 12 stars into national flags has been around as long as the Council of Europe has existed. We pushed through the incorporation of the EU flag onto car registration plates in the late 90s, and no-one kicked up a fuss, so, to many members, this seems a logical next step. Some expressed concern that Britain might kick back a little, but usually it’s just a lot of huffing and puffing in your parliament then Brussels pushes through the legislation it wants.”

Political analysts say that the move is but a clearest sign of EU plans to establish a full United States of Europe. Some of the smaller states are expected to express their solidarity to the idea, but bigger and older members, such as France and Italy are indignant and plan to fight against the proposal.

Claude Boursin, a spokesman for the centre-right Partie de Reddition Singe, said: “The tricolour is a symbol of French courage in the face of adversity – our 'never surrender' spirit. It has mythic status in our country, and we will never let it be tampered with.”

UKIP MEP Mike Hookem said: “This whole proposal is an absolute joke. It’s indicative of how insidious Brussels can be, but seriously we'd have to be fools to fall for it.”

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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