Posted by: Thomas de Waal Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | http://carnegieeurope.eu/The English red cross of St George is out, flying on flags on homes and cars across England.
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Of course, it’s about football first of all. England is playing in the Euro 2016 championship in France alongside two other British nations, Wales and Northern Ireland, so an English fan can’t wave a Union Jack.
But it’s about more than that. The red crosses are most ubiquitous in the towns and villages of England that are also most passionate about voting Leave in the June 23 referendum on Britain’s EU membership. And if we didn’t get the message, last week in Marseille rioting English football fans clashed with police and sang, “Fuck off Europe, we’re all voting out.” http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=63861&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpRMU5UUXlZMkpsWlRobSIsInQiOiJ3aFlNOFZ0XC83TEpFT3VOTjBKS1ZSMldwXC9GM0hmazUxYWlwWnpMUEI3NlR3OFwvaFIyNkRobEpaNUJQTWpYeDM0TTBcLzdxeWVGcDd5RXN6V3U4N01Ba3FRUFM0ZWFXWmJock15Q0RPOEhzZ2M9In0%3D