Flags, identity, culture, tradition


Sir, – The commission on flags, identity, culture, tradition – FICT – makes me think of fiction. After five years deliberation and costs of over £800,000, the commission’s report, without any action plans to implement the recommendations, will be no better than fiction (“Delayed report raises possibility of new civic flag for Northern Ireland”, December 1st)

With Assembly elections looming, the extreme parties will be pandering to their voters and will certainly not make any effort to work for compromise nor to make any concessions to the “other side”.

The growing middle ground does not want to see territory marked out with flags on lamp-posts and painted kerb-stones.

We have had enough of sectarian divisions and want a truly integrated society.

– Yours, etc,