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NOT content with putting a Union flag on everything they can lay their eyes on, the Tories are now going after things they can’t even see.

With playgrounds, schools, and community centres all due a good flagging, what could be next in line to be crowned British?

The wind, apparently.

Tory minister Paul Scully made that absurd claim while speaking on Sky News today.

There to promote the UK Government plans to “create 6000 jobs” by investing £95 million in renewable energy across Teesside and the Humber, Scully got a little carried away.

Scully, the MP for Sutton and Cheam and minister for small business, said: “This is the start of building back greener.

“This is the start of 6000 jobs in the UK, using British jobs, British manufacturing, and of course British wind to power UK homes with renewable energy by 2030.”

Whether this wind is as British as the hot one which blows every time Boris Johnson opens his mouth is unclear.

Either way, this isn’t the first example of the Tories’ determination to label everything “British” in a misguided attempt to stir up some Unionist sentiment among the public.

READ MORE: Fish are happier post-Brexit as they are British now, Jacob Rees-Mogg claims

Those of us cursed with having heard of Jacob Rees-Mogg may remember his assertion in January this year that fish in the ocean are now happier than they were before Brexit.

Asked about the damage done by Brexit, the top Tory toff said that the “key thing is we’ve got our fish back … They’re now British fish and they’re better and happier fish for it”.

Social media users were quick to point out the similarities between the two, as they were to poke fun at Scully’s ridiculous claim of “British wind”.

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