[Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 13:12:17 BST 2012

Northern Ireland isn't a province.

The cross of St Patrick is, however, a constituent part of the Union Flag.
Since both the cross of St George and the cross of St Andrew are used for England and Scotland
respectively, and they are combined in the Union Flag, the use of the red saltire on argent/white is legitimate for the part of Ireland still in the United Kingdom.


On 4 Jun 2012, at 13:06, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

> Royal recognition at last.  And as you say St Patrick's Saltire for Northern
> Ireland, which in fact has no legal standing whatsoever in that province.

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