SO because of the build-up of muck and grime on the Elizabeth Tower (which hosts Big Ben), no-one noticed that it already had six shields on every clock face displaying the St George’s Cross (the national flag of England).

Tory MPs (who else) claim that this tower and its refurbishment – a snip at £61 million – is a symbol of the UK’s democratic heritage. Absolutely correct. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are simply ignored and England is given primacy on the tower, an accurate reflection of the “democratic heritage” of the UK!

No wonder people in Northern Ireland are realising they are better off uniting with the Republic, no wonder support for Scottish Independence is rising and, given time, I’m sure the people of Wales will soon be manning the lifeboats to escape the madness of Brexit Britain.
Cllr Kenny MacLaren