This post was prompted by a point made in a different thread. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2252738,00.html At first I couldn't believe it. The argument that St. Alban was real person and was actually British are in his favour as opposed to the mythical St. George who I think was supposed to be Greek/Turkish (?) However, the reasoning that St. George is too 'militaristic' and 'potentially offensive to Muslims' immediately put me off any sympathies I may have had towards the proposal! No doubt St. Alban was a great bloke, but somehow I don't think his image embodies the fighting spirit of the English. Not sure how the Irish, Scots and Welsh feel about their respective patron saints and whether they embody the spirit of their nations. If this gets any further, drastic action may be called for!! Besides, I can't see myself waving a blue flag with a yellow saltire. Far too close to the flag of St. Andrew in my opinion!!