Welsh campaigners say dragon should have a PENIS on nation’s flag just like it does on Royal Mint coins
- Campaigners call new addition to be added to famous dragon on the Welsh flag
- Artists Rhyn Williams started public movement to add a new permanent penis
- 300 backers sign official petition, meaning it must be discussed by officials
- In 2016, Cardiff’s Royal Mint added penis to Welsh dragon on millions of coins
A public campaign is being mounted to add a penis to the dragon on the Welsh flag – with civil servants tasked with tackling the delicate proposition.
More than 300 people have so far signed an official Welsh Government petition to add a new permanent fixture to the famous red dragon that flies on Welsh public buildings.
Supporters are anticipating similar success after the Royal Mint added a penis to their Welsh dragon on millions of coins five years ago.
Coin artists at the Royal Mint based in Llantrisant, near Cardiff, put the added extra value to the dragon on £1 and £20 coins.
Now proud supporters want every red dragon on the Welsh flag to get one too – even though it is a mythical creature.
More than 300 people have so far signed an official Welsh Government petition that will be discussed by officials in Senedd
The public campaign aims to add a penis to the famous red dragon on the Welsh flag – with civil servants tasked with tackling the delicate proposition
Under Welsh Senedd rules, any petition with more than 50 backers has to be discussed by the official Petition’s Committee.
Artist Rhŷn Williams created the online petition after researching ancient depictions of the rampant Welsh dragon with full tackle.
His petition argues that by depicting Welsh dragons ‘standing proud’, it helps the nation to ‘portray dominance and leadership’.
It reads: ‘When the Royal Mint depict our dragon, they recognise that he has a penis.
‘But for some reason, our government does not, and although some may find the topic amusing, this imagery is important if we are to carry on flying it for centuries to come.’
He posted a link to the petition on his Facebook page saying: ‘Who the hell knows why the poor sod was turned into an eunuch, it could be down to obscenity, it could be down to forgetting to include it, or it could be down to politics, where those responsible for producing the flags removed it to symbolise Wales’ role within the British kingdom.
‘This confusion has bewildered many artists, poets, songwriters and authors alike for centuries by mistaking his sex.
‘But what we do know is that the penis is still being added via royal imagery so this should convince the Welsh government to add a penis to our flag.’
The next milestone for his petition needs 10,000 backers needed before it’s considered for a full debate in the Welsh Assembly HQ in Cardiff Bay.
Supporters are anticipating similar success after the Royal Mint added a penis (above) to their Welsh dragon on millions of coins five years ago
But included among the reasons for civil servants to reject a petition is if it is deemed to be ‘a joke, an advert or nonsense’ – or pass it on to the four-strong Petitions Committee chaired by Labour’s Jack Sergeant.
Supporter Dan Gynnig said: ‘St George may have tried to slay a dragon with a sword – but we all known the penis mightier than the sword.’
Fellow backer Bobby Hedley said: ‘You have to get it all in proportion. You don’t want it dragging around and get in trouble with the boys in blue.’
The Royal Mint say the latest £20 dragon coin came from a design supplied by the College of Arms.
A spokeswoman said: ‘The Welsh dragon is an enduring symbol of Wales and this coin is designed to celebrate the spirit of its people.’
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