Calm down, calm down. I think Mr Turner has been trying to get a raise and has succeeded. The most telling think about the whole article are the comments at the end. Apart from "Jameth fwom UK" (sociology student?) evryone else is against - and look at the different surnames listed.
why do the people who begin their comments on this link with "...I'm of indian/asian/welsh origin..." seem to have a much firmer grip of what potential consequences to this may be or what the flag actually stands for than the happy clappy twats that think all white people need to grovel and beg for black/asian acceptance????
Whether some like it or not, the black / asian community is an asset to the country and any members of that community are equal to any members of the white community. No more, no less.
The idea is fine in principle but the design is all wrong. As far as I can see the blue and red people of this country as still massively over represented. Perhaps we could use a system of proportional representation and update the flag at each census.
Martin Steven, UK
If you want a potent symbol of "multiculturalism" in this country you need look no further than any one of many war memorials in this country, and war graves the world over to see the names of people from all over this Commonwealth who gave their lives for this country and the freedmos we enjoy. They all fought under the banner of the Union Flag and didn't demand a "black stripe" before doing their duty. It is an insult to the history of this nation and those from the commonwealth who gave their lives to suggest that they are not represented.
I would hate for the people of the UK to feel as obliged as the Americans do to label themselves "African-American" or "Irish-American" or "Armenian-American" or whatever. It is no longer politically acceptable to just consider yourself "American" without outraging elements of your own etnic grouping, and I would hate to see people labelling themselves "Chinese-British" or "Pakistani-British" as this does morte to segregate and isolate the community than any amount of ignorant skin-heads. If you are British then you are British full stop!