Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Olympics - 'D oes dim ddraig goch.

We appeal to the Chinese dragons to aid the Welsh Dragon and allow Wales to be represented in the Olympics as a nation, and not as a part of the United Kingdom. The Scottish and Irish flags cannot be flown either.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And neither can the English flag.

nitrotab said...

Or the Scottish or Northern Irish flags for that matter.

y soc said...

It's scandalous, scandalous that Welsh flag isn't there as well.

100yds. 10.4 with daps on. said...

Interestingly enough, all of the Welsh athletes who compete are doing so under the Union Flag. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.

Of course, those athletes who reject the Union Flag have the option of withdrawing.

Whilst it is understandable for a more home-grown sense of identity to be desired by some, it is hardly practical when the indentity considerations of such areas as Yorkshire or Lancashire, Liverpool, Suffolk, Norfolk or Any folk are taken into account.

This petty tribalism is subsumed into the athletes' pride in representing The UK for our collective honour.

Get over it and just enjoy the competition.

alanindyfed said...

I think you are confusing nations with regions here.
Wales has a national flag, and:
Wales is not represented on the Union flag.

100yds. 10.4 with daps on said...

So how about those disgruntled Cornish folk? Should they have their cross or whatever on the Union Flag?

alanindyfed said...

No Way!
The Cornish would never allow their flag to be represented on a Union flag.
Neither would the Welsh!

These nations have their own flag.
They wish no part of the union.
The union is the remnant of the Empire, remember that...