Old salts will recognise the signs immediately â our beloved leader sending out distress signals as the Good Ship Britannia staggers and wallows over onto her beam endsâ¦..and no sign of the Captain being keel-hauled! â is it too much to ask of life that he should be hoist on his own petard and hung upside down from a flagpole? I never did much care for the cut of his jib.
A hat tip to the excellent Old Croydonian and my thanks for this picture of our proud ensign flying upside down, unnoticed by the land-lubbing politicians.
A link to a special glossary of ancient nautical terms HERE for our overseas readers!