Anglican Samizdat

February 2, 2009

North Wales, home of Gay Police

Filed under: homosexuality — David Jenkins @ 6:00 pm

Raising the rainbow flag in Wales:

A gay pride flag has been flying above a police headquarters.

The flag to be hoisted to mark “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual History Month” at North Wales Police, where Richard Brunstrom, the controversial chief constable is in charge.

However anger is growing about flying the flag, and whether special interest groups should be perceived to be favoured by the police.

David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, called it “political tokenism”.

He added : “I can’t see any reason why any flag other than the Union Flag and the Red Dragon of Wales should fly outside our police headquarters.

“This is tokenism and posturing. People want to see their police force focus on fighting crime, not getting involved in political tokenism and gestures.”

Welsh police posturing instead of fighting crime, ducky:



  1. There is a flag outside the street youth drop in centre in downtown Ottawa that is the Canadian flag with the two red stripes replaced by rainbows. I have thought about making a complaint, but it would do no good.

    Comment by Kate — February 4, 2009 @ 9:07 am

  2. You would probably be arrested.

    Comment by David — February 4, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

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