David Cameron cares about stupid flags on driving licenses more than anyone else
Have you even noticed that the current British driving license has a picture of an EU flag on it? Chances are, you haven't because you simply don't care. And quite right too. It's a stupid document that signifies little more than your ability to drive or act as a form of identification.
Downing Street doesn't see it like that. It wants a “national symbol” on it. Instead of something quintessentially British like shit weather or a Greggs pastie, it'll most likely have a stinking great Union Jack (it's best to call it a Union Jack so 'Union Flag' pedants get the hump) on it.
David Cameron said, with his Pilsbury Doughface: “I think people do find the endless – as Douglas Hurd put it – European interfering in the nooks and crannies of daily life infuriating. They know that our flag is the Union Jack not the EU flag.”
Last night, a Downing Street source said: “There’s no reason why the British driving licence should have the EU flag but not the union flag. People in this country are proud of our national symbols. It’s time that once again we allowed those national symbols on British driving licences.”
That'd be forgetting the fact that there's a huge swathe of people who feel a sense of nausea at the site sight of the British flag, thanks to misappropriation from right-wing political parties and enforced feelings of national pride from events such as the Jubilee.
Either way, there you go.