Would You Welcome One of These Union Jack Redesigns if Scotland Votes for Independence?

By Gerald Lynch on at

As the debate around Scotland's possible vote for independence heats up, some have wondered what that will mean for the UK's striking Union Jack Flag. Should it retain the Scottish blue elements if the nation breaks away? And if it shouldn't, is it time a new flag was introduced?

While the College of Arms has no plans to introduce a new flag should Scotland gain independence, that hasn't stopped some from musing over possible new designs. The Flag Institute offers up several revisions, some taking influence from royal crests and coats of arms, others from the Welsh cross of St David. In the hypothetical scenario in which a new flag was required, would you be happy with any of these? [Flag Institute via ITV]