昔の盟友が国旗問題で悩んでいると聞き、日本の少年たちが次期イギリスの国旗候補となるべきである 『革新的な素晴らしいデザイン』を テレグラフ社に送り付けます。
Japan offers to solve 'Union Jack problem'
Japanese readers have made an unlikely intervention into the Britishness debate by offering to help solve the row over the future of the Union Jack.
Earlier this week a Labour MP called for the Union flag to be redesigned to include the Welsh Dragon.
Following an invitation for Telegraph readers to submit their designs, a broad range of interesting suggestion were sent in.
At first most of the readers' flags were sent from within the UK, but then a Japanese website offered to help.
"We heard the news of the Union Jack problem," they wrote.
"We believe that our new ideas will help." Telegraph readers' new Union flag designs Others were more subtle re-workings of the original Union Jack design
The designs ranged from the sober and sensible to the frankly comic.
The debate began when Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said the current design does not represent Wales's "true place in the Union".
In a Commons debate he said: "I believe that the Union flag should change now to reflect the four nations of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales."
He added: "Let the debate begin, let the rest of the world know that the iconic symbol of the United Kingdom may change and that the reason that it will change is that we have a new constitutional settlement that affords Wales its true place in the Union."
≪telegraph.co.uk : By Richard Holt : Last Updated: 2:03pm GMT 30/11/2007≫