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Call for Union Jack to be flown on all UK government and BBC buildings in Wales

21 Mar 2021 2 minute read
What the plans could look like – a Union Jack above the Red Dragon

There have been calls for the British flag to be flown on all UK Government and BBC buildings – including those in Wales – in order to shore up the union.

UK Government ministers are set to issue new guidance this week that the flag must be shown all year round, not only on designated days such as the Queen’s birthday.

To “cut red tape” national and local flags will then be flown on the same pole but below that of the Union Jack.

The government briefed the Mail of Sunday that they believed enhancing the visibility of the flag would help mitigate against the break-up of the UK.

An official told the newspaper that the flag was “one of the most recognisable symbols of the partnership between the four constituent nations of the UK”.

Conservative MP for Morecambe, David Morris, has also called for the flag to be flown from BBC buildings, which in Wales would include central square in Cardiff and upper Bangor.

He said that the corporation “could do with a reminder of how the Union Flag is cherished by the British people”.

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