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NATIONAL FLAG - PROGRESS IN BRITTANY BUT KERNOW STILL WAITS

Unlike with the case of the St Piran's flag in Kernow, the Gwenn ha Du flag in Breizh, received the endorsement of the Breton Regional Council on the 13 th October. Support of the Gwenn ha Du by the Breton Regional Council came after pressure from a number of groups and

Cathal Ó Luain pour Celtic League le 29/10/06 6:32

Unlike with the case of the St Piran's flag in Kernow, the Gwenn ha Du flag in Breizh, received the endorsement of the Breton Regional Council on the 13 th October. Support of the Gwenn ha Du by the Breton Regional Council came after pressure from a number of groups and Breton nationalist political parties, including Parti Breton and the Union Démocratique Bretonne (UDB) calling for the flag to be used on the right hand side of the new car number plates, which come into effect at the beginning of the New Year.rnrnThe current French state licence plate system (SIV) is being overhauled and replaced with a new one that allows for "French regions" to decide their own symbols to be used on car number plates. The French flag will be used on the left hand side. Originally the Breton Regional Council was in favour of using their own symbol of a green ermine on a blue background. However mounting opposition in favour of using the Gwenn ha Du flag led to the Regional Council changing its mind on the use of the ermine. Campaigners not only pointed out that the Gwynn ha du was already a widely recognised symbol of Breizh, but that the Breton Regional (Administrative) Council was not fully representative of the Breton nation.rnrnMeanwhile in Kernow, a decision on whether permission will be granted for the public to freely use the St Piran flag (called the Gwynn ha Du) without fear of being prosecuted is still being waited for. The Kernow Branch Secretary, Mike Chappell, is adamantly flying his flag in his garden, despite warnings from Cornwall Council that unless he takes it down he may face a hefty fine.rnrnThe threat of prosecution stems from a new Government ruling earlier this year limiting the use of flags shown in public. Unauthorised flags (of which the St Piran flag is not currently one) will be seen as advertising and subject to a licence fee. The exclusion of the St Piran flag comes despite decades of its use by the public as a symbol of Cornish national identity.rnrnThe Celtic League General Secretary, Rhisiart Tal-e-bot, wrote to Susan Peart at the Department for Communities et Local Government on the 15th August 2006 strongly expressing his concerns following a resolution passed at the League's 2006 AGM.rnrn J B Moffatt Director of Information Celtic Leaguernrn23/10/06

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