Jeremy Vine said including the flag of the European Union in the list of world countries is wrong, “it shouldn’t be there”.
He said this during a discussion on the Channel 5 show on Thursday morning after seeing that the EU flag was included alongside that of other nations like the UK, the United States, France, and Australia.
Discussing a game his daughter has been playing to learn state flags that featured the EU flag, Jeremy said, “The flag that I was pointing at was the EU flag.
“And I had to say to her there had been some kind of mistake. Because it shouldn’t be there!”
Jeremy’s guest, the Telegraph’s Chris Hope agreed with him saying, “It is true as we don’t recognize the European Union ambassador to Britain since Brexit.”
He continued, “Because I think the point is we don’t think the EU is a country and should be treated as one. Now some say that is small-minded because America recognizes the EU ambassador. But we don’t confer any of the privileges on the EU ambassador in London,
“So I don’t know why that flag is there. They won’t be competing in the Olympic Games in August, god willing it goes ahead. So Jeremy cut it down when you get home cut it off,” Mr Hope added.
This follows after Jeremy was forced to join the show when Rejoiner Femi Oluwole claimed Brexiteers were keen to point out the UK’s vaccine success because of other Brexit-related problems.
Introducing Femi to the discussion, Jeremy Vine said, “You would have had fun with this panel earlier Femi because we basically seem to agree here that if we’d been in the EU we wouldn’t have had a decent vaccine rollout.”
Femi did not agree with their options and argued that the success of the UK’s vaccine programme could not be attributed to Brexit.
While Telegraph’s Chris Hope and BBC Radio’s Shay Grewal both argued that the UK had every right to be selfish over coronavirus vaccines
And Jeremy remarked, “Had we stayed in the EU as Femi says Chris we would have still been able to do exactly the same thing.”