Downing Street blasted for using RoI flag on post about Northern Ireland

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However the mistake has caused anger among unionists in Northern Ireland, with one DUP MP describing the error as “unreal”, adding: “Says it all really.”

The leader of the Ulster Unionists, Doug Beattie, has said the post shows Westminster does not “understand us or know us”.

“We are better served with a devolved government.

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“There are people out there who want to hand all the devolved power we have back to Westminster and here is what Westminster is doing,” he told the Nolan Show.

“They don’t understand Northern Ireland.”

One social media user joked: “The social media intern needs firing”.

Another added: “Imagine working in 10 Downing Street and not knowing the flag of your own country. Just wow”.

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