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Labour SNUB Union Flag at Royal Welsh Show

October 9, 2018 11:58 PM
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A BITTER argument broke out in a Welsh Assembly Committee after Lesley Griffiths, a Labour member of the assembly, said she did not want to see the Union Flag at the Royal Welsh Show.

Ms Griffiths, who is the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, clashed with Andrew RT Davies on the other side of the floor, when she said she was annoyed by the appearance of the British symbol at the agricultural show.

Mr Davies, former Welsh Tory leader, argued for the British flag stating that Wales is a proud part of the United Kingdom.

The drama comes after the main food-hall, normally a showcase for Welsh produce, was this year decorated with Union Flags with the words “Food from Britain”.

The display was apparently demanded by DEFRA, the UK government department responsible for the environment, when agriculture is supposed to be devolved to the Welsh Assembly.

In a discussion about food tourism, Ms Griffiths said she was “disappointed” to see the Union Flag at the food hall.

She added she was “very annoyed about the sponsorship deal” and is “keen that it doesn't happen again.”

Mr Davies quipped: “I was a bit surprised at the language that you used, minister.


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