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Tory MS asks Welsh Government to tackle Yes Cymru stickers: ‘Littering and graffiti of the highest order’

13 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
Darren Millar picture by Senedd Cymru. YesCymru sticker by Stefanik (CC BY-SA 4.0).

A Conservative Senedd Member has asked the Welsh Government to act on YesCymru stickers, calling them “littering and graffiti of the highest order”.

Clwyd West member Darren Millar was responding in a debate about the 100 foot Union Jack that is to be added to the UK Government’s tax office in central Cardiff.

“Can I ask you what action the Welsh Government is taking, if we want to talk about legal advertising, to address the proliferation of Yes Cymru stickers around the length and breadth of Wales?” he asked.

He added that “there appears to be no concern whatsoever being expressed by Members of the party that is raising this concern” about the giant UK flag about those.

“This is an affront to local communities; this is littering and graffiti of the highest order and needs to be addressed,” he said.

The First Minister Mark Drakeford responded that YesCymru stickers are “not a matter for the Welsh Government”.

‘Illegal’

Darren Millar’s comments come after a Tory MP also said that YesCymru couldn’t complain about the UK Government placing a 100 foot Union Jack on their own building while putting stickers everywhere.

In a call with journalists, Monmouth’s David Davies shot back when asked about a petition against covering a tax office in Cardiff with an enormous 100-ft high Union Jack, which has now received well over 18,000 signatures.

“The petition I understand is being pushed by Yes Cymru and I’m frankly sick of seeing Yes Cymru stickers being placed all over signs and buildings in Wales,” he said in comments recorded by the Western Mail.

“If they want the moral high ground they should remember we applied for planning permission for our flag. When they want to start applying for planning permission for all the stickers they’re posting illegally then they might have some grounds for a discussion but right now they haven’t.”

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Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
10 days ago

Get used to it. There will be stickers, flags and marches until independence.

CJPh
CJPh
10 days ago

It seems the Conservatives believe our Senedd is no more consequential than a town council. Maybe focus on things that are within the purview of a national government?

Quornby
Quornby
10 days ago

Thanks for the reminder Darren….. I must order more stickers….. I’m nearly right out.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
10 days ago

If Darren Millar spent more time supporting Wales rather than denigrating it, he might attract more respect. After all he’s spent his life in Wales, yet not once can I recall him being appreciative of Wales or its language.

Erisian
Erisian
10 days ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

He is a member of the Conservative and Unionist Party – what did you expect.?
Their values are simply not a good fit in Wales.

Erisian
Erisian
10 days ago

OOooh did we ‘trigger’ the little darling?
Grow a pair – you started the culture war – live with the results.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
10 days ago

And I’m sick of seeing billboards advertising the Conservative Party in sports grounds in Clwyd West!

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
9 days ago
Reply to  Mr Williams

I’m just sick of the Conservative Party

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
10 days ago

I’m going to order a thousand more stickers when I get home this evening!!

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
9 days ago

Well I went to buy some YesCymru this evening and they have sold out!!!!!!!

The oxygen of publicity folks.

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Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
10 days ago

Nice big sticker.

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Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
10 days ago

Looking carefully I would say that Mr Millar has got the worst teeth of any Tory I’ve seen recently, the party should have a whip round to improve his image. He uses the same sun cream as Andrew RT Davies..

j humphrys
j humphrys
9 days ago

Empire Sunset blush?

Chris
Chris
10 days ago

These whining buffoons still keep banging on about not getting planning permission for stickers.
Were they dropped on their heads? Stickers don’t need planning permission

Chris
Chris
10 days ago

Tories really do like to silence the voice of the public don’t they?

mickey6324
mickey6324
9 days ago

Maybe Darren should commission some Yes UK stickers im sure there will be plenty of people willing to stick them on top of the yes cymru stickers. I will drop him a line.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
9 days ago
Reply to  mickey6324

Ah, but would such stickers be classed as “littering and graffiti of the highest order”, or would it perhaps be more a middle-level order of same?

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