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View Poll Results: Does it annoy you that BMW uses your flag on their Mini in order to promote it?
Yes 11 26.19%
No 8 19.05%
Don't care 21 50.00%
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English flag used to promote german car

I've seen pictures of Minis with the english flag on their roof in BMW dealerships and I've been meaning to ask you english people this: Does it annoy you that BMW uses your flag on their Mini in order to promote it?
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

Well it isn't a proper mini anyway...

Can't say it bothers me..
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I think you will find its the British flag, the Union Jack that they use
 
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

Surely "Don't care" and "No" are the same though?
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

Thank you for the correction, I've always had a hard time distinguishing between British and English and I wasn't sure whether the termn Union jack was appropriate. I hope I didn't insult anyone.
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

It's actually the Union Flag, if we're being picky...
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Well it isn't a proper mini anyway...

Can't say it bothers me..
What he said!!
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Surely "Don't care" and "No" are the same though?
Not really. Don't care means that you don't care by whom the flag is used while No means that you do care and you think that it is OK for BMW to use it on the Mini.

Subtle difference and I hope I made it clear now.
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Not really. Don't care means that you don't care by whom the flag is used while No means that you do care and you think that it is OK for BMW to use it on the Mini.

Subtle difference and I hope I made it clear now.
Clear to me I will amend my vote then
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

I went for 'dont care'! I think the new mini is ugly anyways....
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Doesn't bother me. British brand, built in Britain by British workers...

Same can be said for Rolls, Bentley, Lotus etc etc...
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Well it isn't a proper mini anyway...

Can't say it bothers me..
156 ain't a proper Alfa. According to some.
Where do you draw the line?
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Doesn't bother me. British brand, built in Britain by British workers...
Exactly. I did an assignment in my second year at uni about the effects of foreign direct investment in the UK and used BMW and the MINI as an example, I think their contribution to the exchequer in 2005 was over 1bn, not forgetting all the jobs they provide to skilled British workers in their plants, and also all the other jobs created in the parts production and supply chain.

BMW should be thanked for building the MINI in the UK, they could just of easily built it in Slovakia and probably made a fair whack more profit by doing so.

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It's actually the Union Flag, if we're being picky...
Yup, iirc the union jack is a naval flag.

(some fecker gonna go on wikipedia now to prove me wrong, just wait and see.)
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If my grandad were alive today he'd turn in his grave to think that the Jermans were making/selling Mini's....also that the Jermans now supply the British army with all their vehicle's
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Alright by me.
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

No.

It is a British brand, built here by Brits so why not?

The various roof design options also hark back to the trendy Minis of the 60's when they had Union Flags, Chequered patterns, RAF roundels etc on them.
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British built, British Car. BMW price.
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And BMW profits.
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British built, British Car. BMW price.
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And BMW profits.
True, but that wasn't the original question.
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I wouldn't buy one, so I don't really care.
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Re: English flag used to promote german car

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The Mini is a British icon (especially with the flag on the roof).

I'd rather see a BMW mini than a Series 1
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Still, it's made here, just the profits are taken out of the country !!!
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Nah, don't care.

After all, Alfa use the English flag to promote Alfas.












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Yup, iirc the union jack is a naval flag.

(some fecker gonna go on wikipedia now to prove me wrong, just wait and see.)
I would but the history of the flag is too long, in reality it is known by both names and it did indeed start life as a Naval flag

BMW Mini cracking little car and suits the Union Jack, union flag, Naval, British thingy very well
 
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