News from the BBC whilst the rest of Wales takes pride in hosting the Ryder cup Monmouthshire County Council has refused to fly the Welsh Flag (Draig Goch ) from Monmouth Shire Hall during the competition
The council has refused saying it doesn't want to get "embroiled in debates" about whether Monmouth is "really Welsh".
Kellie Beirne, the council's chief officer for regeneration and culture was reported as : "The Shire Hall in Monmouth is a historically important building and the town itself plays a significant part in both Welsh and English history. "It doesn't need a national flag to demonstrate that".
"Due to the building's unique identity, a specific Shire Hall flag is flown to emphasise the extraordinary history it has."
But according to the BBC the Union Flag is already flying over the shire hall.
I can only assume that Ms Beirne is quoting council policy and not just making her own response or that of her council official bosses.
So who drew this up? If anyone.
Monmouthshire is clearly legally part Wales and devolution finally ended any argument. There is now no “Wales and Monmouthshire” and all Welsh Counties are equally subject to any Laws and Polices that emulate from the Welsh Assembly t.
Only a minority question this today and I can only say that elected members of Monmouthshire County Council and elected AMs and MPs should move swiftly to resolve this and to recognise that Monmouthshire is a fully a part of Wales, is proud to be part of Wales and entirely seeks to promote this at every opportunity.