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    No rumour is confirmed until it is officially denied....<br>
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    On 04/06/12 14:55, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
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        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">Nicholas, ha’n gowetha-oll,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">I shall stand corrected on the provincial
              status of Northern Ireland, although I trust we are agreed
              that Ulster as such continues to enjoy the historic status
              of province.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
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        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">I am of course entirely aware of the
              inclusion of the Saltire of St Patrick in the union flag (
              albeit heraldically dimidiated and fimbriated with the
              Saltire of St Andrew.)    What occasions me some despair
              on these loyal occasions is the extent to which this fact
              entirely escapes the awareness of many who attempt to fly
              the flag, resulting in the display of the flag
              upside-down.   Often in up to about 50% of the instances.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">However, I do understand that the designation
              of the Saltire of St Patrick as the official flag of
              Northern Ireland has no actual statutory basis.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">I must also engage in some self-correction
              concerning the commentary on ‘Gloriana’.   What the Sky
              News commentator actually said yesterday was: “…flying the
              flags of the various constituent parts of the United
              Kingdom.”     Not, of course, that these words have any
              official status.   However this official usage of Baner
              Peran on a state occasion may in fact signify some
              changing attitudes in high places.   Sinologists and
              Kremlinologists do in fact attach significance to such
              manifestations, and so perhaps may we?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"
              lang="EN-GB">Cala y’n gwyns  – an ken Ken<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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                  lang="EN-US">From:</span></b><span
style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""
                lang="EN-US"> <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net">spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net</a>
                [<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net">mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net</a>] <b>On Behalf Of
                </b>Nicholas Williams<br>
                <b>Sent:</b> 04 June 2012 13:12<br>
                <b>To:</b> Standard Cornish discussion list<br>
                <b>Subject:</b> Re: [Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">Northern Ireland isn't a province.<o:p></o:p></p>
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          <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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            <p class="MsoNormal">The cross of St Patrick is, however, a
              constituent part of the Union Flag.<o:p></o:p></p>
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            <p class="MsoNormal">Since both the cross of St George and
              the cross of St Andrew are used for England and Scotland<o:p></o:p></p>
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            <p class="MsoNormal">respectively, and they are combined in
              the Union Flag, the use of the red saltire on argent/white
              is legitimate for the part of Ireland still in the United
              Kingdom.<o:p></o:p></p>
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            <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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              <p class="MsoNormal">Nicholas<o:p></o:p></p>
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              <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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                  <p class="MsoNormal">On 4 Jun 2012, at 13:06, Ken
                    MacKinnon wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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                <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="apple-style-span"><span
style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif"">Royal
                      recognition at last.  And as you say St Patrick's
                      Saltire for Northern</span></span><span
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                    <span class="apple-style-span">Ireland, which in
                      fact has no legal standing whatsoever in that
                      province.</span></span><o:p></o:p></p>
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