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