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Were Members Of Parliament Sending Out A Distress Signal?

It has emerged that the Union Flag (or Union Jack depending on your salty views) has been flying above Parliament upside down for weeks. 

When a flag is intentionally flown upside down, it usually means that a distress signal is being sent out. 

The bizarre subject was brought up during proceedings in the House of Commons with Jacob Rees-Mogg describing the news as “deeply troubling” – in a tongue-in-cheek manner of course. 

Tory MP Robert Courts shared the news during a debate in the House of Commons. He said: 

“I wouldn’t want to be seen to be too much of a stickler for these things, but the Union Jack above Portcullis House has been flying upside down for some time now.”

“This could be a mistake. 

“I doubt that the building has surrendered to anybody, but could we have the debate in government time as to whether in fact, the building is in distress or whether its the MPs within it that are in distress?”

Mr Rees-Mogg said: 

“This is a deeply troubling matter that the Union Jack should be flying upside down.”

After being jeered for referring to the flag as the ‘Union Jack’, Rees-Mogg said:

“Oh, dear, oh dear, oh dear. The pedants are wrong; it is the Union Jack and has been referred to for many centuries.

“There is this pedantic but erroneous view that it should be called the Union flag and it is used by people who are more pedantic than they are wise.”

He added: 

“I’m sorry that this has happened, I’m glad it’s been brought to the attention of the House authorities, I imagine that someone is, as we are speaking, going to correct this because I see the clerk of the House of Commons is taking action immediately and things do sometimes happen swiftly, and I assure you that members of Parliament are not in distress.”

With everything that is going on at the moment, then I would not be surprised if it was, in fact, a prearranged signal for help. 

Although, I am not sure who (or what) could help us? 

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How Would You Respond If Boris Johnson Made Theresa May The Home Secretary In Today’s Cabinet Reshuffle?!

Just imagine how deflated the police would be if, during today’s cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson actually made Theresa May the Home Secretary again!? 

It has not happened, but just imagine if it did!? 

This is a thought that our team deliberated as we watched Sky News this morning and saw various senior members of ‘Bojo’s’ cabinet enter Number 10 Downing Street.

Theresa May pretty much tore the police service apart. 

And this was despite the warnings she received from the Police Federation of England & Wales – the body which represents the 122,000 remaining police officers – because obviously, someone who has never served in the police knows exactly what challenges the police face.

Who could seriously think that cutting the emergency services was ever going to be a ‘good’ idea as the population of the UK increases!? Its madness!  

Mrs May had fame amongst the policing fraternity for her apparent haughtiness of the men and women in blue. 

And then what happened when she cut police numbers? 

That’s right! crime seems to have gone up because there are fewer police officers out there trying to keep up with a growing demand! 

We are moderately confident that Priti Patel will remain as the Home Secretary and, by all accounts, the police family seem to like her. She appears to be doing a ‘pretty’ good job. 

Ms Patel has a reputation for ‘getting things done’ and for actually being a big supporter of the police and the emergency services in general. Let’s hope that it continues! 

But what would be your response in the improbable event that Priti Patel got sacked and Theresa May took her place!? 

Let us know in the comments below! 

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