Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flagging up a problem

Jyllands Posten in Denmark is reporting that an ECHR ruling to enforce secularism in Italian schools could have a very serve inmpact on our national self image,
In the wake of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against crucifixes in Italian schools, Birthe Rønn Hornbech, the church minister, believes that national symbols such as the Danish flag which use religious motifs could also be banned.

Speaking to daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, Hornbech said it would be naive to believe that the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg would not turn its attention to Danish national symbols after ruling that hanging crucifixes in state schools in Italy infringed the rights of citizens.

One hopes. and suspects that Ms Horenbech is wrong, but this wouldn't be the first time that bizarre circumstances have arisen out of seemingly unrelated rulings. There is both an anti-clerical as well as an anti-national driver at the heart of the European Union after all (Whilst understanding that the ECHR is not an EU body).

Of course if this were to take place there may well be some form of revolt gfiven the current sight of England, but this would only be on government owned proerty.

Countries of the EU impacted by such a change would be,
Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Malta, Greece and any number of regional and local authorities.

1 comment:

banned said...

If they went for something like banning national symbols with crosses on them you might think that the outrage caused would be the death of the ECHR and the evil EU but somehow I doubt it.