We have some old VHS video cassettes taped from TV in the early 1980s, and one of the most oft-repeated advertisements is that for Country Life English Butter.
Remember the cartoon yokels?
"Oh we are the lads from Country Life and you'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife, if you 'aven't any in 'ave a word with the wife and spread it on your toast in the morning! Oh it's English, fresh and creamy too..."
English? Not any more it isn't. Country Life Butter is now "British":
A British claim enables us to credibly use the British flag within communications without causing confusion. The British flag has a more positive association with consumers than the English flag.
Eh? But the British flag is the chosen flag of the odious and highly racist BNP!!
And how dare Dairy Crest, manufacturers of Country Life, suggest that England's national flag, the Cross of St George, is not as positive as the Union Flag, with all its imperialistic/racist connotations?
A couple of us here were partial to a bit of Country Life.
Not any more. We strongly recommend that this anti-England/anti-English product is now boycotted. It is not enough for the company to remove the "English" tag from the product - it also casts slurs upon our national flag and opines that the flag used by a racist organisation is superior.
Huge hat- tip to The Fair Flags Campaign.Happy days - 1981 newspaper ad for Country Life English Butter.