Foreign newspaper pushes flag change
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Now New Zealanders have a powerful foreigner telling them what to do about their Flag.  Just as Australians had the IRA's Jerry Adams telling them to vote Yes in 1999.

The New Zealand Flag has attracted the ire of the New York Times.  
And they're warning Aussies who'll be next.

''Mavbe one less Union Jack'' declares the imperial headline on their editorial of 21 March 2014. That says it all. ''Mavbe one less Union Jack''

The Times says the present flag  proclaims New Zealand as a South Pacific outpost of the British Empire, and quotes  critics who say it is too like the Australian flag. 

 

 

 Photo: Now New Zealanders have a powerful foreigner telling them what to do about their Flag.  Just as Australians had the IRA's Jerry Adams telling them to vote Yes in 1999. The New Zealand Flag has attracted the ire of the New York Times.   And they're  warning Aussies who'll be next.   ''Mavbe one less Union Jack'' declares the imperial headline.  Says it all. ''Mavbe one less Union Jack''