In the weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence, several proposals to amend the Union Flag are made if Scotland would leave the UK.

The flag of the United Kingdom is not axially symmetric: the oblique red bands are arranged differently on the left and right on the white oblique bands, giving the visual impression that the cross of St. Patrick (oblique red bands) is angled downwards on the side attached to the mast and to the top of the free side.