Sunday, December 02, 2007

CALL FOR UNION JACK REVAMP



Ministers have called for the Union Jack flag to be revamped to include the Welsh emblem of a dragon. The main reason being that they don't believe that Wales is properly represented on the current flag. However the Union Jack flag has stood as a symbol of the British Empire for over 200 years and is steeped in history. Many ministers are reluctant to change it.

The original Union Jack flag was created by merging three heraldic crosses together, a design challenge in itself. The three crosses represent the three kingdoms of the U.K., England, Ireland and Scotland. Now ministers are calling for the Union Jack to be combined with the Welsh flag to reflect the status of Wales within the U.K.

5 comments:

Jackie said...

I am half Welsh and cannot see the necessity to change the Union Jack. I love both flags as they are.

Sheila said...

That's interesting but I wonder how they could do it without changing dramatically this wonderful flag. It's not like adding another star as in the U.S. flag.

Marion said...

I don't know that I would change the Union Jack...when they changed our flag to the Maple Leaf, it bothered me a bit. I had grown to love the old one!

Palm Springs Savant said...

honorary Welshman here...love the Welsh flag and all, but I say leave the Union jack along...I mean, what would it do REALLY to change the flag???

Naomi said...

I know what you mean Marion. Besides the original Union Jack is steeped in so much history.

Didn't realise you were Welsh Rick. I love Wales and the Welsh flag too but I agree I don't know what difference it would really make to change the Union Jack.