We built up empires - we stole countries. That’s what you do, that’s how you build an empire. We stole countries with the cunning use of flags. Yeah, just sail around the world and stick a flag in:
"I claim India for Britain!"
They go, “You can’t claim us, we live here! 500 million of us!”
"Do you have a flag?"
"We don’t need a bloody flag! It’s our country, you bastards!"
"No flag, no country, you can’t have one! That’s the rules that I’ve just made up."
- Eddie Izzard (Dress to Kill)