GB News presenter complains that Wales option on forms is ‘confusing’
Having a Wales option on forms is “confusing”, a GB News presenter has suggested.
Former Brexit Party MEP Alex Phillips complained during her take on saving the union on the ‘anti-woke’ channel, that Wales can “boast” its “own billings” because it’s “hard to know what country you’re in”.
According to Phillips, our “shared identity” in the UK is also “baffling” for foreign diplomats.
She said: “When filling out an address online sometimes it’s hard to know what country you’re in when scrolling down the drop-down box.
“If you were looking under G for Great Britain perhaps, or use the United Kingdom, or perhaps England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland all boast their own billings. This confusion mirrors the same circumstance we find ourselves in.
“The complex nature of our shared identity, baffling foreign diplomats and world leaders, as well as us, ourselves.”
She added: “This fractured and fragmented yet compressed composite formed over centuries through blood spilt on battlefields and strategic marriages between grand dynasties is held together by the geographic frontiers of the seas ringing our isles and bound by modern consolidated international identity.
“An identity constantly being pushed and pulled and recalibrated through contemporary political discussions.
“The evolution of our United Kingdom has been thrown into reverse quite literally through devolution, raising the question of whether we are indeed one nation, one people, one scatter of chunks of land in an expanse of sea with a shared common purpose.
“Or are we four quite separate countries loosely held together economically? Perhaps we are both simultaneously, a constant contradiction.”