Abertawe Council leader pokes fun at plans for eight-storey Union Jack on UK govt building


Tŷ William Morgan, Caerdydd (Image: Gwalia).

The leader of Abertawe council has poked fun at plans to emblazon an eight-storey Union Jack on the corner of the new UK government building near Sgwâr Canolog in the centre of Caerdydd.


In response to the news, Councillor Rob Stewart said that his city's new "digital arena"—which will have 97,000 LED lights—would "fly a digital Welsh Flag".


Petition


On Thursday, YesCymru launched an online petition calling on Caerdydd Councillor Keith Jones, chair of the capital's planning committee, to reverse the decision to add the Union Jack to Tŷ William Morgan.


The pro-independence campaign group called the decision to add a Union Jack to the building "an act of political symbolism designed to promote 'muscular unionism' a reminder to the people of Wales of their subservient status in the United Kingdom."

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