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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Colonel Cardiffi, 9 Oct 2018.
"I don't want to see the union jack all over the Royal Welsh food hall"
If she doesn't "need anybody from outside" who do we sell the products to?
Welsh food for welsh people innit.
It would appear to be, from the Minister for Obstruction Against Progress.
SD, in thread about Wales, talking absolute shit again. Business as usual.
The Unionist population within Wales will always oppose attempts to marginalise or eradicate unionism from Wales. Once again you've provided us with a glimpse of the parochial narrow-mindedness, which is never far from the surface in Welsh politics.
This is a classic example of the utter stupidity which is allowed in meetings between AM's. Where else would you see such a cavalier attitude towards turning down outside funding, simply because it involved flying the flag of the country which we are citizens of?
What's her proposal? She'll look to see if she can make up the self-created financial shortfall, from her existing budget, i.e. the taxpayer's funds.
Whatever that bulbous thundercunt RT Bellend says, I am for the opposite
I can see both sides of the debate but I side with the Minister. The whole point of the Royal Welsh is to showcase Wales and its farming credentials. Being proud of Wales doesnt make you anti English/British/World, it makes you proud of the Welsh product. It is celebrating Welshness in the same way the Eisteddfodd does. Surely part of that is flying the flag. Im not sure Id go as far as removing all traces of Union flags but Y Ddraig Goch should be front and centre
The "Britain is Great" brand was developed by Number 10 under Cameron. it was created without any consultation with the home nations. It is an expression of unionism and Tory party philosphy wrapped up in a marketing campaign. There may be a case for overseas food exhibitions to be "Britain Led" but with clear opportunities for regional and national food brands to shine through. But in Wales there is no case at all. Actually the Minister is right but she defended her position very poorly.
There's a reason for that, which is very simple. She's lifted a position adopted by Dafydd Wigley last month...
Annual lecture, “Owain Glyndŵr, Wales and Europe” by Dafydd Wigley; Galeri, Caernarfon; 5.00pm, Sunday 16th September.
His comments can be read in the North Wales newspaper, the Daily Post.
WalesOnline also ran an article on the Royal Welsh Food Hall exhibition back in July which explained that all four UK nations were being promoted under the DEFRA initiative, Food is Great campaign.
If we're serious about promoting the Welsh economy with regard to Welsh food products, then we are stronger doing so under one brand, as far as the international markets are concerned, than a fragmented piecemeal approach which has a political imperative, as opposed to a focused economic one.
Some of the comments in the article of producers and exhibitors seem to reflect those concerns as well.
"Speaking to WalesOnline, he said that "distinctiveness" is important in the global market, especially when it comes to food, tourism and the environment.
He said: "We need to have that Welsh brand. Wales has an identity and it needs to be developed further. I question the audacity of Defra to come to a Welsh event, which celebrates everything about Wales, and put their banner on it."
The Royal Welsh Show is a private enterprise and is therefore able to choose its sponsors.
The "Food is Great" campaign is run by Defra, which says: "The campaign showcases the UK’s trade and investment opportunities to a global marketplace, including the EU and beyond."
The "Food is Great" campaign - a cross-department initiative to showcase UK food and drink overseas and support businesses to export - is part of the "GREAT Britain" campaign, which is the UK Government’s international marketing campaign to "showcase the very best of the whole of the UK in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business here".
Defra say the overall campaign has brought in £3.4bn to the UK economy to date, and the "GREAT Britain" initiative sees a variety of companies from every sector, nation and region work together "with the ultimate aim of supporting jobs and growth for every part of the UK".
A Defra spokesperson said: “The government’s Food is GREAT campaign highlights the very best food and drink from all parts of the UK, including Wales. The campaign provides a global shop window for our world-class producers and their products, such as renowned Welsh lamb and Welsh beef."
The key point in nyour post SD is "In international Markets". As I said there may be a stronger case in international markets but the last time
Sorry pressed send to soon..... The key point in nyour post SD is "In international Markets". As I said there may be a stronger case in international markets but the last time but the last time I looked Builth Wells is in deepest darkest mid Wales. And the number of international visitors to the Royal Welsh is very low. I make my point not from an idealogical position - unionist or natioanlist, it is pure marketing common sense. All around the world there has been a rise in popularity of food and drink brands with real provenance. Rooted in places and regions. If we want improve the perceived value and therefore profitability of food and drink from Wales we have to build value into the Wales brand. Subsuming Welsh food under a British brand does not do this. And lets be fair, the Britain brand is not that popular around many parts of the world - Brexit has consequences not all of which were considered.
I would like to see a big fecking dragon placed right in the centre of the Union Jack then we'll fly it with a bit of pride at the Royal Welsh Show.
"Persian rugs"....what a load of facists
Could be argued that 100% pure welsh would be seen as an unique selling point in the international and domestic markets.
Although perhaps not in splott
Oh for fucks sake.