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FA Wales troll ‘One Britain One Nation’ by calling for school kids to sing Welsh anthem on Friday

23 Jun 2021 2 minutes Read
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The Welsh national football team has trolled the UK Government’s ‘One Britain One Nation’ push by calling on school kids to sign the Welsh national anthem on Friday.

The UK Government said yesterday that they wanted school children across Wales to take part in the ”One Britain One Nation’ on Friday, which included singing a ‘We are Britain’ anthem as part of an event that will teach them about the UK’s “shared values”.

The ‘One Britain One Nation’ day on Friday included singing the song “We are Britain and we have one dream to unite all people in one Great Team”.

Today, the Welsh national football team social media account put up their own contrary message callling on Wales’ school kids to sign Hen Wlad fy Nhadau instead.

“Ahead of our UEFA EURO 2020 match against Denmark on Saturday, we would love to see the support of our fans across Cymru,” they said.

“We would like schools across the country to sing Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau with pride this Friday morning and send us your clips for a special compilation to be created ahead of matchday. Canwch gydag angerdd, dros Gymru.”

Yesterday the UK Government’s Department for Education had put out a message saying: “We’re encouraging schools across the UK to celebrate One Britain One Nation Day on 25 June, when children can learn about our shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect.”

The Welsh Government later slapped down a Westminster plan for school children in Wales to celebrate ‘One Britain One Nation Day’.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Government told Nation.Cymru: “Education is a devolved matter and the Welsh Government has not been engaged in this project.”

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Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Beth sydd ok le hefo hen Waldo fy’n nhadau?

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

How many Richards are signed up to nation.cymru, and which one is this?

carl edwards
carl edwards
1 month ago

‘The Welsh Government later slapped down a Westminster plan for school children in Wales to celebrate ‘One Britain One Nation Day’.

How else would you respond to that? The more they dictate, the more we’re reminded why independence is necessary.

Charles Evans
Charles Evans
1 month ago
Reply to  carl edwards

“We encourage…” isn’t the same as dictating. If Westminster had dictated it, we’d actually be doing it! It’s a bloody stupid idea, but lets not pretend it was forced on us.

Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles Evans

The very suggestion is enough to display a total lack of understanding for another nation and it culture. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ….

David
David
1 month ago

“sign” or “sing”!!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
1 month ago

Hen Wlad fy Nhadau 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

Fortunately our youngsters are not as naive about Westminster as we once were. If there should be any tinpot Tory headmasters out there even thinking about this I hope their orders to sing Johnson’s song is met with silence.

stuart stanton
stuart stanton
1 month ago

How does it go? Is the tune anything we know? Will they sing it on the Friday morning breakfast TV shows? There seems to be too many consonants in the words printed to make much of a happy jingle. Or perhaps it is like the dirgeful Harrow School Song that we in Abertillery G.S. were forced to adopt as our own, though that was in the 1960’s.

Welsh_Sion
Welsh_Sion
1 month ago
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Philip Larmett
Philip Larmett
1 month ago

But in most UK government communications, they refer to four nations: 3 countries on the island of Great Britain and a province of Ireland. We are not one nation, but 4!

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