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Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst who was an aide to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has hit out at commentators who in recent days have criticised the display of the Union Jack, used across the country to decorate streets and homes ahead of the Platinum Jubilee.

The expert claimed there are some on the left who will “take every opportunity to try and attack their own country to tear Britain down”, accusing them of taking a “self-loathing approach”.

Mr Gardiner, a passionate supporter of the Royal Family, told Express.co.uk: “The Union Jack represents the greatness of the British nation and is also a symbol of liberty, freedom and everything that Great Britain represents.

“The flag should be a source of tremendous pride for everyone in the UK.

“It is absolutely astonishing that some on the far-left are choosing to attack the British flag during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“There are some on the left who will take every opportunity to try and attack their own country to tear Britain down.

“This self-loathing approach is very common on the left.”

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