Don’t worry, this isn’t another mind-numbing, friendship breaking, partisan, angry, entrenched Brexit blog – this a short piece on the EU flag to address a common question of whether when the UK finally leaves the EU, will one of the 12 gold stars be removed?
They don’t actually represent the members of the EU as there are currently 28 members as per below. As there are only 12 stars this doesn’t add up.
The Original Core States Who Founded the EEC in 1957
Germany (West Germany)
These Remaining Countries Joined Between 1973 and 2007 Known As the “EU27”
And the newest member, Croatia who joined in 2013.
Quite simply they symbolise the identity and unity of Europe (ahem). Broadly speaking this circle of stars was designed to show unity, harmony and solidarity across all Europeans.
So in conclusion, when the UK leave the EU the flag will remain unchanged.
Harrison Flagpoles are delighted to offer all customers huge discounts on screen printed, standard digitally printed and handsewn EU flags up to the day that the UK eventually leave. Details can be found here.
The European Union flag, with all 12 stars, can also be printed in any size on Enviroflag™, our revolutionary flag made from recycled plastic.
If you no longer want to fly your EU flag after Brexit, you can send it to us and we will upcycle it into dog toys, that we give to charity.