Labour legalises saltires on number plates. Again.

The good news for patriotic motorists is that under a Goverment plan they will soon be able to purchase number plates with national flags on. Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy, said the move was “great news for Scottish motorists”.

It is welcome news – a brief drive shows that a lot of people seem to have ignored this ban.

It was equally welcome news the last time Labour legalised these number plates in 2001, when Transport Minister John Spellar said, “It is what the people of England, Scotland and Wales have asked for and strengthens their feeling of national identity.”

Any similarity between this announcement and the Government’s tendency to announce things several times over is entirely coincidental.

(Hat-tip: LS on

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