Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Monmouthshire Council insults Wales and its People.

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.

5 comments:

  1. .. guess Monmouthshire council are quite happy with the hotel and restaurant reservations which has come to them thanks to the Ryder Cup?

    It seems this attitude of looking down on the 'Welshies' and 'Valleys people' is still alive and well in parts of Monmouthshire.

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  2. "Only a minority question this today"

    There was a time when only a minority questioned the world being flat.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populum

    In logic, an argumentum ad populum (Latin: "appeal to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because many or all people believe it; it alleges: "If many believe so, it is so."

    "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. "

    Maybe Monmouth ISN'T proud to be part of Wales?

    Maybe the people of Monmouth should be allowed a referendum on the issue to see if they want to be English or Welsh?

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  3. Monmouthshire was gifted to Wales by the British but nobody in England or Monmouthshire was asked if that's what they wanted. Just like the Bits donating English north sea oil and gas to Scotland without asking us, the gift of Monmouthshire to the Welsh is illegitimate and morally wrong. Monmouthshire is clearly not Welsh - they don't fly the flag and they aren't interested in the Welsh language. The crux of the argument for giving English Monmouthshire to Wales was that lots of place names were Welsh. By that token, should Shropshire be donated to the Welsh empire as well?

    Give the people of Monmouthshire a referendum on whether they're English or Welsh and nip this in the bud. The Welsh & British governments won't of course because they only hold referenda they think they can win.

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  4. I notice this blog is called 'National Left', isn't that the same as 'National Socialism'?

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  5. I really can't see any historical argument for Monmouthshire noot being part of Wales see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:British_isles_802.jpg

    "'National Left', isn't that the same as 'National Socialism'?

    No: I would argue that the Nazi's were neither Nationlists or Socialist. Of course anyone can give themselves a label but I hope anyone who reads this Blog realises that you can be proud of your country and support inependence and still have progressive left views. That is why I support blogs such as England's Left who is trying to look at English Idenity from a Left perceptive.

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