I don't see many Minis out where I am, so was surprised when Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky highlighted this Tweet of one:
So as it turns out, Mini's Countryman model has the Union Jack graphically integrated with the two rear taillights.
And when you activate the turn signals, you get this:
I'm not sure if it's supposed to be cheeky, or funny, or if no one on the design team cares about cognitive dissonance. But I think it's really, really dumb.
Torchinsky reached out to Mini for comment, and received an unrepentant response ("there should be no trouble at all for a driver to understand" and Mini "has in fact received positive feedback about the taillight design," etc).