The minister mocked by Charlie Stayt shared a photo of his big flag – 11 favourite takedowns
In a series of events which feels very 2021, you’ll probably have seen the moment when BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt had a bit of fun at the expense of housing secretary Robert Jenrick and his Union Jack.
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) March 18, 2021
Stayt’s co-presenter Naga Munchetty later had to apologise after she ‘liked’ some tweets by people who enjoyed it too.
I ‘liked’ tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning.
I have since removed these ‘likes’.
This do not represent the views of me or the BBC.
I apologise for any offence taken.
— Naga Munchetty (@TVNaga01) March 18, 2021
You can read more about that here. We’re here for the response from the minister himself, Robert Jenrick, who later said this on Twitter.
— Robert Jenrick (@RobertJenrick) March 18, 2021
And if hoped to bring an end to the mockery – he probably didn’t – he was disappointed. Here are our 11 favourite takedowns.
That's not flying, though, is it? Because flags are outside things. https://t.co/UVWp6APMDS
— Dominic Minghella (@DMinghella) March 18, 2021
I can’t believe you bang that thing in front of the queen
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 18, 2021
This just looks…weird. Like a dream sequence still from a British Twin Peaks. https://t.co/JONctgwT2c
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 18, 2021
I mean, as a British person, if you walked into a room and all that was in it was the national flag and a picture of the Queen, it would feel a bit pic.twitter.com/yVUwhSRHUp
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) March 19, 2021
Bung in a statue of Churchill and that’s Numberwang.
— Emma Kennedy💙 (@EmmaKennedy) March 19, 2021
If the Union Flag really did “bind the whole country together”, you couldn’t use it as a prop in a culture war. https://t.co/nBrVdXv6B1
— Ed Morrish (@edmorrish) March 19, 2021
I really like how you took your time coming up with this Robert 👍
— Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) March 19, 2021
❌ The flag is upside down.
✅ The Queen the right way up. https://t.co/akDDaXU0Xu
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) March 19, 2021
It’s a bit small isn’t it mate?
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) March 19, 2021
A symbol of freedom that doesn't allow protests. https://t.co/Cj8wXlRQIv
— Freddie (@FreddieBailey96) March 19, 2021
Mate. Me again. Sorry to break it to you, but the Queen is laughing at your limp flag. And your Adrian Mole-like pride in yer little red box. Brits are at our best when we chuckle at our own pomposity. https://t.co/20nW7CL8R5
— trevor beattie (@trevorbmbagency) March 19, 2021
These weren’t necessarily responses to Jenrick’s tweet, but feel very relevant right now.
Having a massive flag doesn't make you a patriot. It makes you a massive weirdo who owns a massive flag. Being a patriot is caring about people who have less than you and making your country work for everyone. Flags are stupid anyway it's just some colours thrown on a towel
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 19, 2021
Indoor flags don't make much sense, do they?
Also, is this treason?
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 19, 2021
Check your patriotism levels, Are YOU touching cloth? pic.twitter.com/wMU6zyIwnc
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) March 19, 2021
– caring about your country
– caring about the welfare of its people
– caring about it’s standing in the world
– caring about its rights and freedoms
– hugging flags
– framing pictures
– bunging taxpayer money to your friends
— Dr Dominic Pimenta (@DrDomPimenta) March 18, 2021
Might buy a flag.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) March 19, 2021
And finally, this!
Who won the Union Jack supplier contract?
— UK Govt Just Googled (@UKGovtGoogles) March 19, 2021
Source Twitter @RobertJenrick
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