Friday, September 11, 2009

European Conservatives and Reformists Group reveal their new logo

The logo has been unveiled for the new European Catholic and Reformed Conservatives and Reformists Group (why so many clumsy Ss and no apostrophes - unless 'group' has an ambiguous grammatical effect?). The notable element is the lion couchant, which, as ConservativeHome notes, bears a distinct resemblance to the lions in Trafalgar Square.

The lion has a long and prestigious heritage in the history of England. They have featured on the Royal coat of arms since the 12th century to identify the head of state, by virtue of which the magnificent symbol of supreme power still appears on British passports, coinage, public buildings and is used by the Church of England. In Christian tradition, the Lion of Judah represents Jesus.

Let us hope that this new group manages to help restore sovereign power to the Lion of England.


Anonymous caesars wife said...

I am surprised it wasnt a poodle holding a surrender flag !

11 September 2009 at 19:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

I am unsure how this new group will restore sovereign power to the Lion of England.

If the British wish to leave there seem to be only two main methods.

Either peaceful means or civil war. It seems to me that if sovereignty does in lie within the people; then, violent resistance to the State is within the range of democratic responses.

11 September 2009 at 20:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps we should just get out of the EU full stop .

11 September 2009 at 22:30  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

The logo looks more like something to be displayed on the tender of a railway locomotive.

The East Cheam Railway I presume?

11 September 2009 at 23:23  
Anonymous Adrian said...

That Blue circle, the one surrounding the British Lion doesn't have any stars on it, perhaps they will put those on after Lisbon is finally set in stone.
Don't want to give the game away too soon do we Dave.

Perhaps it should be a Monkey with a white flag, as in a surrender Monkey, surrounded by the EU stars.

12 September 2009 at 04:09  
Blogger Gnostic said...


Better Off Out!

12 September 2009 at 10:22  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Seconded, Gnostic.


12 September 2009 at 11:16  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Add to that:

Hiss and Grrrrrrr....

12 September 2009 at 11:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let us hope that this new group manages to help restore sovereign power to the Lion of England"
This just in - Pope joins the Church of England.

12 September 2009 at 14:27  
Anonymous British reader in France said...

We must give credit to our Continental forebears where it is due, and remember that in every sense of history and geography, we are intrinsically European.

Like the earliest missionaries, the "English" lion came from across the Channel. See, e.g.,

Less perhaps of three lions on my chest, it should be "trois lions sur ma poitrine"!

12 September 2009 at 20:37  
Blogger Frugal Dougal said...

British reader in France - if you're writing about the English football strip, I think you'll find that's three leopards on your poitrine!

12 September 2009 at 20:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

British reader in france --- You jest! What have those froggies been feeding you. The usual tale put about by the franco-germans who want us subjugated and set back all the way to 1066 (and 1069, when the Bastard harried the North and polished off the Anglo-Saxons)?

Personally, I admit to no 'european' forebears at all. According to my reading, the genetics tell us we're predominantly Celtic from Neolithic times, and Atlantic Celtic at that. There may have been some Mesolithic hunter gatherers around, when the Celts arrived, but not too many.

The franco-germans have been trying to push their way in forever; several thousand years, probably. What they hope to gain from it, except more puffed up crowing I can't imagine. So, now they think they've made it... (well, they've thought so before).

But believe me, I'm not euro. Never was, Never will be.

Oh - and all that guff about how the frogs developed literacy and civilization here, etc? Uh, uh. Nope. I reckon they found out what literature is once they got here, and then pretended they invented it!

And, I say, if you call it civilization to practice genocide, steal land and rights, subjugate civilized indigenes, and strut about playing divide and conquer with your betters ..... france sounds like a good place to stay.

13 September 2009 at 02:09  

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