I recently had the weird experience of being sandwiched between Gerry Kelly of Sinn Fein and Jim Allister of the Traditional Unionist Voice. Don’t ask!

Ahead of my seasonal visit to Belfast this week and amid the furore over the Union Jack, here’s a funny reminder of how history and geography can be battered and abused and then simply ignored to suit your arguments, which are themselves essentially based on that very history and geography.