Neil Oliver hits out at Remainers for 'rank hypocrisy' over Union Jack row

'Hysteria' over the Union Jack 'shows that the Left hate Britain' says Oliver

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The display of Union Jacks along Regent Street sparked heated debate after Twitter user Laurence Unboxed likened the exhibit to Nuremberg.

Neil Oliver expressed his concern over the labelling of the Union Jack to Dan Wootton last night.

He said: "There’s a peculiar yet symptomatic joylessness about a lot of the people that decry pride and love of country."

The flags are part of national celebrations for the Queens Platinum Jubilee, which takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.

<p>Union Jack flags hang above Regent Street ahead of planned celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London<br></p><p><br></p>

Union Jack flags hang above Regent Street ahead of planned celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London


Union Jack flags hang above Regent Street ahead of planned celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London,
Union Jack flags hang above Regent Street ahead of planned celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London,

GB News host Neil added: "If you cant look up at 150 flags, flying in the wind over the tops of people smiling and happy i don't know whats absent from your soul."

He said there is a "rank hypocrisy at the base of all of this" as people were quick to embrace the EU flag which represents an unelected bureaucracy.

A view of EU flags outside The Berlaymont building, the Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels.
A view of EU flags outside The Berlaymont building, the Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels.

Comparing the outrage of the flags to a "content perpetual adolescences" whom take "advantage of all the benefits that mum and dad have worked for and traditions that count for something and matter for something."

Union Jacks are often used to mark national celebrations across the UK, as many adorn their houses and street in red, white and blue bunting.

Regent Street was adorned with a string of large flags in the same way, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Referencing the fondness people have for the EU flag Neil added: "So often the same people that say the British flag is a symbol of empire and colonialism and nationalism they cant wait to even celebrate someone else’s flag, anyone else’s flag."