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Bank of England changes its logo from English flag to be ‘more inclusive’ of Wales and others

04 Mar 2022 2 minute read
The old Bank of England logo on the left and the new on the right

The Bank of England has redrawn its logo from the flag of England to the Union Jack to be “more inclusive” of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Bank, which recently appointed Welshman Huw Pill as its Chief Economist, has changed Britannia’s shield from the flag of St George to that of the union flag.

The bank was formed back in 1694 – when Wales was legally part of England and Scotland was yet to join the UK.

They have also removed the large pile of money sitting by her feet, and she faces the viewer rather than offering her olive branch of peace to unknown individuals to her left.

“We’ve made our Britannia symbol more inclusive,” a spokesperson for the bank said.

“Britannia is the female personification of the British Isles. She has been our symbol since we were founded in 1694. We wanted a new Britannia that reflects our current mission and values.”

Wales is the only UK nation not represented in the design of the union flag, which was adopted in 1801 to incorporate elements of the flags of England, Scotland and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.


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Gareth
Gareth
6 months ago

The union jack is about as inclusive to Cymru as is the flag of Mongolia, utter pish, and we all know it.

Mawkernewek
6 months ago

“Wales is the only UK nation not represented in the design of the union flag, which was adopted in 1801 to incorporate elements of the flags of England, Scotland and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.”

That is an incorrect statement. Where is the St. Piran’s Flag, the national flag of Cornwall?

Gareth
Gareth
6 months ago
Reply to  Mawkernewek

I wish you luck in your fight, but I fear that until you can persuade the locals to stop voting Tory, you are fighting a losing battle, and nothing will change. Tory councils and Tory MPs only want to use Cernyw, and care nothing for the people.

Mawkernewek
6 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

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Last edited 6 months ago by Mawkernewek
Mawkernewek
6 months ago
Reply to  Mawkernewek

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I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
6 months ago

LOL!

Nia James
Nia James
6 months ago

It is evidently not inclusive, but exclusive. The Union Flag symbolises the colonisation of Wales by England. If the Bank of England think that this is inclusive then they either have no concept of history, or are blatantly putting two fingers up to Wales.

Brian Clement
Brian Clement
6 months ago

Bank of England – the clue is in the name. If they announced that they would be labelling themselves Bank of the UK then that would be at least be a visible gesture to inclusivity.

Gareth Cemlyn
Gareth Cemlyn
6 months ago

Bank of ‘for Britain, read England’

Richard
Richard
6 months ago

Great News this – made my weekend 🤡….I feel so respected. I would like to
Thank Simon H for taking this important issue up and achieving a real win for us 🇬🇧 We West Anglian folk can feel so included and included now. 🙏

Last edited 6 months ago by Richard
Pyrite
Pyrite
6 months ago

They should have replaced the pile of bullion gold coins with the QE printing press.

Arwyn
Arwyn
6 months ago

Not only is Wales still not included, but Britannia was the name of the Roman province as far as Hadrian’s wall. To the north of that was Caledonia.

They can’t even get their symbolism right.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
6 months ago

So they put Englands other flag on to make it look more inclusive. WOW, what an honour, I feel so included.

Glyn Jones
Glyn Jones
6 months ago

Caiff y Fonesig Britania gadw’i rhecsyn baner. Mae angen sefydlu banc cenedlaethol i Gymru ar fyrder a gosod y seiliau ar gyfer Cymru annibynnol. Codwn genedl o’r llwch. Ymlaen mae Canaan!

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
6 months ago
Reply to  Glyn Jones

Perhaps a key piece of symbolism is in the removal of the coins. We need to remember that a key element of Tory political dogma is the “Small State” in which very little is provided for citizens except for police, to keep them in their place and military to protect the wealthy from other nations with colonial desires. The Bank is clearly making the point that there will be no “QE” if they can avoid it because “there is no money” all of which is just Tory lies.

Cynan
Cynan
6 months ago

Why would anyone think the bank of ENGLAND would be inclusive of Cymru.
And who but the intellectually challenged would think that sticking the Butcher’s Apron on their crest would make Cymru feel more included?
A bank that doesn’t represent us, changing a flag in their crest that doesn’t represent us, with ANOTHER flag that doesn’t represent us.

Rob
Rob
6 months ago

The Union flag has no Welsh representation so it cannot represent me. Quote: “The Bank of England has redrawn its logo from the flag of England to the Union Jack to be “more inclusive” of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.” By the same logic the England football team should ditch the St Georges Cross in favour of the Union flag to be more inclusive of the rest of the UK. Believe it or not there are some unionists who think this. I actually do not have a problem with the England flag & don’t think many of us Welsh do,… Read more »

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
6 months ago

But is was, is and will always be the Bank of *England*.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
6 months ago

That does not make any sense as Wales is not represented on the Union flag

Doug
Doug
6 months ago

I smell a rat or is it anti English at work again .!!? Us English are losing our identify . It’s a another said day for English people 😟😟🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago
Reply to  Doug

Sorry, I disagree. Put yourself in Wales shoes. Only then you can claim that England is losing its identity. It’s only a logo change. Imagine being forced to use another nation’s currency as your own.

Remember, the Bank of England still prints its own currency. It could been renamed, Bank of Britain. And all the men & women who feature on your bank notes are figures from English history.

We in Wales have no representation or that luxury, and never will unless we print our own paper currency. Think yourself lucky. Our fight goes on.

Last edited 6 months ago by Y Cymro
Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
6 months ago

Why did they bother? Scotland is probably leaving and the Tories are doing their best to get shot of Northern Ireland so before long only the cross of that Armenian mercenary will be left.

Kurt C
Kurt C
6 months ago

Union flag is not inclusive of Cymru, never will be luckily. Its also not inclusive of many people, given its racist history. Just another thing flag shagged with it.

Quornby
Quornby
6 months ago

Wale is not represented on either.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Inclusivity, lol. What the Bank of England, it’s in the name, fail to see where others more informed have pointed out. That even with this change Wales still lacks representation in their revised logo. So funny. Ignorance is bliss and the Bank of England are blissfully ignorant, it seems

And It’s high time the Welsh Government got their act together, created a Bank of Wales, then introduced our own printed & coin currency in-line with Scotland, NI, and yes, England rather than minting English & other nations coinage at the Royal Mint in Llandaff. Long overdue.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
6 months ago

Some of these organisations just don’t have a clue and have absolutely no understanding of the history of these islands.They think that just because we have lived peacefully (we’ve had no choice, we’ve had to) we have forgotten our past and the fact we were once a free country. Let us remind them by gaining independence as soon as possible.

Paul
Paul
6 months ago

Just checking the date- not the 1st April!

Helya
Helya
6 months ago

Now all this “inclusive” logo needs is a proud big red dragon to set it on fire!

Erisian
Erisian
6 months ago

Conflating England with Britain – how sensitive, how inclusive.
How pointless.

Colin
Colin
6 months ago

But we are the bank of England so why accommodate other countries

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
6 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Solution to your problem is sovereignty for Scotland and Wales.

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