Wednesday, November 28, 2007
There's a very good reason you're not on the Union Flag.....
And while I'm in a mood to annoy folks......
It seems the Welsh have decided they want a new Union Flag. They're upset that they're lacking representation on the flag of the United Kingdom.
So, they've finally noticed then. Took them long enough.
Well here's the news for our Welsh brethren. The Welsh flag is part of the Union Flag. It's behind the other flags. No, really. That's one of those secrets that only the English, Scots and Irish know.
Wales is a principality, effectively annexed by the English in 1283.
Scotland was independent until it's union with England (& Wales) in 1707.
Northern Ireland, whether you believe it right or not, was created as part of the 1801 Union of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
Thus there is no reason to have part of the Welsh flag on the Union flag - it's already there since Wales is, was and always has been part of the kingdom of Britain. The Scottish and the Northern Irish can have representation on the Union flag because they never rolled over and gave in.
Alternatively Wales could become an independent country.
Probably Welsh people looking for work in England.