SIX red and white St George shields are revealed on Big Ben’s clock face — as it shows its original colours for the first time in 90 years.
But the restoration of the flags — painted black in the 30s after the original colours were lost under pollution — sparked anger from the Scottish National Party.
Six red and white St George shields are revealed on Big Ben’s clock face — as it shows its original colours for the first time in 90 years[/caption]
It claimed the move showed “England ruled the roost”.
MP for Edinburgh East Tommy Sheppard also blasted: “Maybe they are assuming that in the future the Union will be dissolved.”
The flags have been given a new lease of life as part of Elizabeth Tower’s £80million restoration.
Blue numbers are also set to be added to the clock face, replacing the blackened dials, and gold frames filled with white glass.
The clock face was painted black in the 30s after the original colours were lost due to pollution[/caption]
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