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PRESS RELEASE : Petty nationalism criticised by the Welsh Conservatives [November 2022]

The press release issued by the Welsh Conservatives on 22 November 2022.

The Union flag is not being flown outside Carmarthenshire Council. It was raised following the death of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th of September, alongside the Welsh, Carmarthenshire and Ukrainian flags. The Union flag has since been taken down again and one of their four flagpoles remain bare.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Local Government Minister, Sam Rowlands MS said:

“We should be striving for actions and symbols that unite us, not divide us. Yet this decision is the petty nationalism that divides us.

“Given the fact that there is a bare flagpole in prime position in the town, the councillors of Carmarthen should fly the Union flag with pride and celebrate our partnership of nations.

“It is ironic that they won’t fly the Union flag, but will fly the Ukrainian flag, a nation that we are rightly standing shoulder to shoulder with and delivering record support to as one United Kingdom.”