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The new face of Britain? Flag poll results

When Ian Lucas, a Welsh Labour MP, suggested the Union flag be redrawn to incorporate the Welsh dragon, he could not have imagined that this would be the "popular" choice.

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Even at the height of Cool Britannia surely Tony Blair would have baulked at adopting this sunglasses-wearing, flame-haired cartoon dragon as our national emblem.

And to make matters worse it was designed not by a patriotic Briton, but a Norwegian.

But the internet has spoken. After Mr Lucas issued his appeal for new flag, the Telegraph was deluged with designs sent in by readers.

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Some were serious, some scurrilous, some frankly ridiculous. Many came from Japan, where our competition sparked a national craze after it was picked up by a popular online forum.

We selected 20 of the best submissions and after a week-long online poll the sunglasses-dragon has emerged as the overwhelming favourite, with 55 per cent of the vote.

Even when we factor in questionable voting patterns (the winning design came from the back of the field with a surge of votes in the last few days) and the cynical wit of online readers, the choice seems a bizarre one.

The Norwegian designer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he intended the flag to represent the union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in a modern, cool light.

The dragon itself was inspired by a Japanese anime television series.

"It represents shouting "UNION!" and joining together; kicking reason to the curb and doing the impossible; fighting the power, and piercing the heavens," he said

And what impact does he think the new flag would have on foreigners like himself?

"That the UK is awesome. I just hope they don't think it's a pirate flag.

"Actually, if this design is rejected as a common flag perhaps the Crown might file it for future use as a privateer ensign on the high seas or in outer space."

The influence of Japanese voters was also apparent in the runner-up design (above), which features a Manga cartoon character riding the traditional Welsh dragon. It tallied seven per cent of the votes.

The size of the dragon in relation to the tiny Union Jack may also have caught the eye of Welsh readers, who would have been less impressed with the third-place design (below), which earned six per cent of votes.

A flag showing St George slaying a Welsh dragon seems to jar with Mr Lucas's stated intention of illustrating Wales's "true place in the Union".

So has this whole exercise just been a bit of fun, or is there momentum behind the idea of a new Union flag?

Nine per cent of people in the online poll voted to keep the existing design, and most Telegraph readers who left comments were hostile to any suggestion of change.

Donald J Pedley summed up the mood of many readers who believe the Union Jack is both aesthetically pleasing and an effective national emblem.

"What an absurd idea. Has Great Britain nothing else to waste it's time on? The current flag is recognised and still respected around the world. It is still incorporated in flags of some Commonwealth countries."

Fonte: Telegraph

Têm AQUI as 20 bandeiras. Ponham aqui as que gostaram mais!

Estas 2 estão de cagar a rir:

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E esta PWNA!

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A bandeira actual do Reino Unido tem as bandeiras de Inglaterra e da Escócia. A da Irlanda não está presente. Acho que tinha mais lógica terem uma em que misturassem todas (as 4)...

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Agora não posso confirmar, mas creio que a bandeira do Reino Unido incorpora as bandeiras de Inglaterra, Escócia e Irlanda. Pelo menos foi assim que me ensinaram na escola.

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Agora não posso confirmar, mas creio que a bandeira do Reino Unido incorpora as bandeiras de Inglaterra, Escócia e Irlanda. Pelo menos foi assim que me ensinaram na escola.

Do Reino Unido sim, mas a da Grã Bretanha tem só de Inglaterra e Escócia.

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Agora não posso confirmar, mas creio que a bandeira do Reino Unido incorpora as bandeiras de Inglaterra, Escócia e Irlanda. Pelo menos foi assim que me ensinaram na escola.

Ya, tens razão... Os da Irlanda são os riscos na diagonal... Eu pensava é que a Irlanda também fazia parte (tem bandeira verde, branca e laranja).

The flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag commonly known as the "Union Jack". It was created by the superimposition of the flags of England (St George's Cross) and Scotland (Saint Andrew's Cross), with the Saint Patrick's cross, representing Ireland, being added to this in 1801.

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É composto pela Great Britain (a ilha maior), a Irlanda do Norte e as outras ilhazitas.

Acho que a Great Britain não tem bandeira.

PS: Great Britain fica melhor que Grã-Bertanha.

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Havia. Antes de da Irlanda fazer parte do Reino Unido não tinha as riscas na diagonal e chamava-se Reino da Grã-Bretanha. Mas como já foi em 1800 não me lembro muito bem.. :-..

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The new face of Britain? Flag poll results

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Essa bandeira é uma adaptação do anime tengen toppa :D

Ai é? :lol:

Eles bem diziam que tinha influências Japonesas, mas pensei que fosse só a pita! :lol:

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Agora não posso confirmar, mas creio que a bandeira do Reino Unido incorpora as bandeiras de Inglaterra, Escócia e Irlanda. Pelo menos foi assim que me ensinaram na escola.

Ya, tens razão... Os da Irlanda são os riscos na diagonal... Eu pensava é que a Irlanda também fazia parte (tem bandeira verde, branca e laranja).

Não confundir República da Irlanda com Irlanda do Norte! A primeira não faz parte do UK, a segunda sim. :)

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Agora não posso confirmar, mas creio que a bandeira do Reino Unido incorpora as bandeiras de Inglaterra, Escócia e Irlanda. Pelo menos foi assim que me ensinaram na escola.

Ya, tens razão... Os da Irlanda são os riscos na diagonal... Eu pensava é que a Irlanda também fazia parte (tem bandeira verde, branca e laranja).

Não confundir República da Irlanda com Irlanda do Norte! A primeira não faz parte do UK, a segunda sim. :)

Assim como não confundir Grã-Bretanha com Reino Unido (ou Great Britain e United Kingdom).

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