The obvious answer is to replace blue with another colour.
A taunt of the Far Right has long been ‘there ain’t no black in the Union Jack’, so what better choice to reflect modern Britain than the colour black?
Apart from annoying the likes of the BNP’s Nick Griffin, the colour black would symbolise Britain (or England, Wales and Northern Ireland) embracing the positive impact of post-colonial immigration.
The long struggle to reclaim the Union Jack from the little-Englanders would be won in an instant
And it would make the flag look a lot smarter too – at least in my eyes! – as the mock-up image of Mo Farah shows.
So should the Scots decide to go their own way let’s not keep the old Scottish blue lingering around like some old relic of the past, but go forward in modernity and multiculturalism.
Ain’t no black in the Union Jack? There could be if the Scottish blue stops at Hadrian’s Wall!
By Lester Holloway @brolezholloway