Flag is symbol of the Union

I DO not want to get involved in the politics of Keith Parry’s republican diatribe; I accept that people support his view or do not. This is freedom of speech. I do take issue with the factual error concerning the Union Flag however. This flag is not an “English flag”, it is the flag of the United Kingdom. As such, it is the national flag of any part of our union, and people have every right to display it with pride, be they “English settlers” or “Welsh natives”!

L Skuse, Berkeley Court, Cwmbran

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4:31pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Mervyn James says...

A Union Ireland took to the streets and had near civil war about, and a Scottish population that wants out. 'Union' suggests an united agreement between the 4 areas that make up the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England, yet only TWO are actually represented on the UJ. I suggest that isn't a display of 'Union' but an constant reminded who is boss. They fear the welsh dragon no doubt about it ! What would the world think if they saw a dragon on the UJ, well, they might think there are other people in the UK except England.... England doesn't want that known. If we are united then where is our Identity on that flag ?
A Union Ireland took to the streets and had near civil war about, and a Scottish population that wants out. 'Union' suggests an united agreement between the 4 areas that make up the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England, yet only TWO are actually represented on the UJ. I suggest that isn't a display of 'Union' but an constant reminded who is boss. They fear the welsh dragon no doubt about it ! What would the world think if they saw a dragon on the UJ, well, they might think there are other people in the UK except England.... England doesn't want that known. If we are united then where is our Identity on that flag ? Mervyn James

11:43am Mon 18 Jun 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Typical fear from Mervyn. The flag represents the UK regardless of what it looks like.

Your calls for "Welsh" representation on the flag are historical revisionism. The area of Wales was part of the Kingdom of England when the union took place - hundreds of years before the Dragon flag was even thought of!
Typical fear from Mervyn. The flag represents the UK regardless of what it looks like. Your calls for "Welsh" representation on the flag are historical revisionism. The area of Wales was part of the Kingdom of England when the union took place - hundreds of years before the Dragon flag was even thought of! Owain Vaughan

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