Tuesday 6 December 2016

Fighting over flags

Published 11/12/2012 | 17:00

• How I recoil from all flags and national anthems, even when draped over athletes' shoulders and played at Olympic ceremonies.

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They've been the cause of so much friction in this world.

We should all have our roots in rootlessness, and favour the invisible flag. Every time I see an apparently flagless flagpole, my eyes mist over and I feel a great sense of pride. I say to myself "hooray, they are flying my flag today!"

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