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Tory MP backs petition to make Union Jack a ‘legal requirement’ on Welsh number plates

27 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Andrew Rosindell MP. UK Parliament (CC3.0).

An English Tory MP has backed a petition to make Union Jack branding a “legal requirement” on Welsh number plates.

Andrew Rosindell, who represents the constituency of Romford, wants to force all UK number plates to carry the flag, whether the vehicle owners want to or not.

The Conservative politician shared it with its title: “Petition: Require the Union Flag on all new UK number plates”.

The petition which was started by Daniel Homer, states: “The Union Flag is a symbol of Unity and strength of our United Kingdom and is highly regarded at both home and abroad.

“Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, we the undersigned request the UK Government places the Union Flag on all new UK vehicle number plates.

“At present the number plate is optional and the flag is not required, we ask the government to change the rules to ensure all new plates are sold with the Flag, as a legal requirement.”

Social media expert Owen Williams responded, saying: “Petition: Require Andrew Rosindell MP to go f*** himself.”

If the petition gains 10,000 signatures, the UK Government will officially respond to it. If it gains 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the Westminster Parliament.

‘God Save the Queen’

Rosindell has previously called for children to sing God Save the Queen in school assembly, at least once a week.

He argued that the musical tribute to the British monarch, which is also the anthem for England’s sports teams “represents literally everybody”.

The Conservative politician made the suggestion during in interview with Good Morning Britain on ITV.

He said that “young people are patriotic” and that “our country needs unity and needs patriotism”.

Rosindell also suggested that singing God Save the Queen is “cool” and that the BBC stopped broadcasting the song every day because it is “PC”.

He was invited on the show to discuss his suggestion in the House of Commons, that public broadcasters, that include the likes of the BBC, Channel 4 and S4C , should play God Save the Queen at the end of each day.

Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who controls the budget as well as the regulation of S4C, described his question on the subject as a “fantastic” one.


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Malcolmrj
Malcolmrj
8 months ago

You nothing but a total idiot the Welsh people are not on the union jack flag so get lost and think of something positive to do instead of winding up the The Celtic people you IDIOT

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
8 months ago

Mr Rosindell: it’s Wales, we’re Welsh- get over it!

Grayham Jones
8 months ago

Not in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 only welsh flags

Ceramike
Ceramike
8 months ago

Mr Rosindell is undoubtedly mentally unhinged with an obsession that sensible people would do best to ignore.

Stephen John Owen
Stephen John Owen
8 months ago

Horrible idea

defaid
defaid
8 months ago

Andrew, just f*** off mate.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
8 months ago

Go on then – I’ll just stick a Welsh flag over it. When are these clowns going to realise the days of Wales being pushed a round are coming to an end. This colonial bulls#t must end.

David
David
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

Also, stick the Welsh flag over your UK driving license (available through Y Lolfa & Welsh bookshops).

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
8 months ago
Reply to  David

Yes, I did that years ago – easy peasy. I seem to remember there were 8 stickers in the pack for £1 so I shared them with my children & grandchildren.

Llewz
Llewz
8 months ago
Reply to  Gill Jones

I bought a few srtips and carry them in my wallet. Whenever the opportunity arises (down the pub, in the staffroom or wherever) I offer them for free!

A bit sad maybe! 😬

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
8 months ago
Reply to  Llewz

No

Quornby
Quornby
8 months ago
Reply to  Llewz

Cool Llewz.

defaid
defaid
8 months ago
Reply to  David

Thanks for that.

I had my renewed licence through the post today. It looks like an ang-nat membership card.

How long have they had the union joke on them and what’s with all the red & blue colouring? First thing I did was take a marker pen to the obscenity in the top corner.

Lolfa, here I come.

Hogyn y Gogledd
Hogyn y Gogledd
8 months ago
Reply to  defaid

Have you seen the GHIC, the replacement for the EHIC?

The entire card is the union flag.

Kurt C
Kurt C
8 months ago

English flag sh@ggers can leave our country. I will never have an imperialist racist symbol on our car. It offers nothing. EU flag meant no need for GB sticker if travelling. This outs you as a racist.

Geoff Ryan
Geoff Ryan
8 months ago
Reply to  Kurt C

And throughout much of the former empire, as well as the north of Ireland, the union flag is known as ‘the butcher’s apron ‘

Richard
Richard
8 months ago

I will put mine 🇬🇧 on when Grayham attaches his 🇬🇧 on..

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
8 months ago

Over my dead body!

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
8 months ago
Reply to  Mick Tems

Don’t give them ideas or they’ll be draping them over our coffins next!

Marc
Marc
8 months ago

Every week there is some idiotic proclamation from the increasingly desperate Tories to force this unwanted and unloved symbol of English imperialism on the Welsh and Scottish in the mistaken belief that somehow it will put a stop to the inevitable break up of the union. Are they really that stupid ? They must know it will have the opposite affect? Is there some method in their madness? Are there darker forces at work? Nah, they’re just idiots!

andrew r north
andrew r north
8 months ago
Reply to  Marc

They dont understand we are culterly different and more to to point have different values. to these the self serving crearures. In parliament..

Quornby
Quornby
8 months ago

The “union” flag and government is a national embarrassment. I suggest this idiot reads the European press assessment of Johnson and the rest of the Eton gang.

Rob
Rob
8 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

…and the fact that flag has no Welsh representation is also an insult to them as well. We honour their memories by exercising our freedoms, our democratic values, and standing up for what we believe is right.
Also the First World War was a war of attrition. We were not fighting tyranny like we were in the Second.

R W
R W
8 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

That old chestnut! My father fought in the the second world war but he was no fan of the “Union flag”. He would have far preferred to fight for the Red Dragon or St David’s flag.

Quornby
Quornby
8 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

My grandfather saw actual combat in World wars 1 and 2 and then spent the rest of his life being told that “England” won the war. I’m a veteran myself and you can take your Britnat bull**it and shove it.

Rob
Rob
8 months ago

The only flag that will appear on my car will have a dragon. The union flag has no Welsh representation so its not my flag.

Moya Russ
Moya Russ
8 months ago

Saints of God do thèse idiots not get that this ‘fly the flag worship the Monarchy’ nonsense will drive division in Britain faster than anything else.
Frankly I’m ashamed of the performance of this UKIP

William Glyn Thomas
William Glyn Thomas
8 months ago

Who will contradict me when I say, this shows the mentality of those in the “Con” party they are in fact the E.N.P English National Party in mufty.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
8 months ago

Dear old Essex, sorry showing my age, there is a certain kind of Tory MP that comes from East of Greater London…

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
8 months ago

The butcher’s apron belongs in the museum of atrocities, in the same display case as the swostika

Julie Jones
Julie Jones
8 months ago

He is part of the vanguard for contemporary colonialism. Expect more of this. I am waiting for the call to lower Y Ddraig Goch from public spaces or to ban its use from sporting and cultural events. It’ll definitely come as we drift towards One Nation status.

Stephen
Stephen
8 months ago

Nothing will change unless we are independent. We don’t need nuclear weapons, we don’t need vast standing army’s and we don’t need to rule the waves. Wales and Scotland have no natural enemies so this would save trillions with scraping trident. Respect will come when we have to work together as separate nations not whilst the English boot is on Scotland and Wales neck.

Mrs Trellis
Mrs Trellis
8 months ago

This is pure deflection by the tories. They don’t care about anything like this,they care about getting people riled up about minor things that will never happen. This allows them to carry on with their day to day corruption with minimal risk to themselves. “look over there!” (don’t look over here).

CapM
CapM
8 months ago

“….force all UK number plates to carry the flag, whether the vehicle owners want to or not.”

Obvious amendment would be – apart from in Northern Ireland.
Which would be a tacit admittance by the UK state that either Northern Ireland isn’t really a part of the UK or the threat of violence moulds UK legislation.

Same as when it did with Union Jacks on driving licences

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
8 months ago

Next he’ll insist that we have a photo of the queen on one of our walls which we’ll have to salute and sing the national anthem to every morning thus cementing our place in the world as North Korea in the North Atlantic.

I hereby unilaterally rename the Union Jack the Union Jackoff on the grounds that the so-called ‘union’ flag is just a load of w@nk.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
8 months ago

If that scuzzbucket thinks I will have THAT FLAG on my paid for car. There is just no chance, its either the dragon or nothing. There is no way in hell i am having their flag on my property.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 months ago

Ignoramus Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell states the Union Flag is a symbol of “unity & strength” and the flag should be imposed on Welsh licence plates forgetting that this blood soaked banner omits Wales representation due to his country England invading Wales like Russia did to part of Ukraine annexing it therefore his BritNat tub-thumping falls flat on its face. And what I find ironic is that the same moronic mindset now call on Russia to respect Ukraine’s borders and rights as a sovereign country but states our sovereignty lies with Westminster and chooses like Russia to impose England’s will… Read more »

AnthonyA Coslett
AnthonyA Coslett
8 months ago

Frankly, if this is the level of intellectual debate about the future of the present U.K. that we can expect from the Tory Members of the Westminster Parliament then I think we have little to fear! Certainly, the US excites a devotion to its flag but that has evolved over the few centuries of history that country enjoys and especially from its place in the American Revolution. Similarly the French Tricolour has a revolutionary origin and is revered but the so called ‘Union Flag’ is divisive in Northern Ireland, finds little favour in Scotland and makes no reference to Cymru… Read more »

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