At last, some common sense. Deputy chief constable of North Wales Police Clive Wolfendale asks England fans to be sensitive when flying their national flag in Wales.
The Labour MPs are all for flying English flags in Wales, of course. English votes are more important, and England is a real country. Funny how English flags is a problem for Labour in England but not in Wales.
We can cope with English tourists flying the flag, but when people living in our country fly the flag in a blatant show that they will not integrate into Welsh life, and if they do it's on their terms linguistically and culturally (like Labour MP Mark Tami), it gets too much!
With all these English flags in Wales it's like King Edward's army is back to show us who's boss. It's a sign of our colonisation by a more powerful neighbour - swords in 1282 and 1400s, British capitalism and consumer culture backed by Labour loathing of Welshness today.
For our readers who understand Welsh, here’s a wonderful poem on the subject by Llion Jones from Yr Annedd:
Mae rhodres ymerodraeth yn y gwyntHere’s a dodgy translation by yours truly!
ac awch hen ymyrraeth
yn gyrru drwy'r Gymru gaeth
yn chwifio'i goruchafiaeth.
The arrogance of empire is in the air
and the sharpness of old interference
driving through conquered Wales
waving its dominance.