What can a flag tell us about a nation?
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Tim Marshall on Union flag and flags of China and Saudi Arabia

Author Tim Marshall on the history and power of flags, why the Union flag is known to some as the "butcher's apron".

He told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn and guest Sir Oliver Letwin that flags were the "embodiment of ideas" as they looked at the flags of the UK, China and the so-called Islamic State.

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  • 29 Sep 2016
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