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A Conservative MP has warned that English and British nationwide identification is “under attack”, as he launches a brand new marketing campaign to have a minister with direct duty for safeguarding nationwide symbols and flags.

The demand comes after current rows concerning the rebranding of the St George’s Cross on England’s Euros equipment, and the Union Jack on the Team GB Olympic kits.

Andrew Rosindell, the patriotism-loving MP for Romford, this week turned the second Tory MP to name for a devoted minister to battle again towards left-wing assaults on treasured nationwide symbols.

Speaking to The Express forward of this 12 months’s St George’s Day, Mr Rosindell stated that the cost-free proposal would convey all selections about nationwide symbols underneath one Cabinet Office position, reasonably than being unfold out between the Foreign Office, Ministry of Defence, Department for Culture and Department of Local Government.

Suggesting it’s referred to as ‘Minister of National Protocol’, the essential appointee would guarantee consistency throughout the entire of Government on the subject of flags and nationwide symbols, taking recommendation from the College of Arms and Flag Institute.

Mr Rosindell, nevertheless, emphasises that His Majesty the King would nonetheless have the final word say over our flag and symbols.

He argues that the position has been made important as a result of rising menace in direction of British nationwide identification by the left, and failures to make sure integration in multicultural communities.

The Brexiteer MP warned: “For far too long, there has been a concerted effort by some, to undermine the values, traditions, and heritage that define our great nation.

“Some appear to want the erasure of our history, dilute and ultimately destroy what makes us unique.

“Our national identity is built on a foundation of shared history, culture, and values. It is what binds us together as a people and gives us a sense of belonging and pride.

“Yet, there are those who would rather see us divided, who preach multiculturalism and diversity at the expense of our own identity. We cannot allow this to continue unchecked.

Mr Rosindell said that one report last week claiming just 8.2 percent of people in Leicester now class themselves as English is “alarming but not entirely surprising”, warning it reveals the constant failure of makes an attempt at integration.

Speaking forward of a significant St. George’s Day celebration in Parliament this week, wherein Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Penny Mordaunt will come collectively to suggest a toast to “England and St. George”, Mr Rosindell stated the nationwide day ought to lastly grow to be a financial institution vacation, as he first proposed in 2006.

He argued that Scotland, Wales and Ireland are all much better at revering their respective patron saints, in stark distinction to England.

As properly as a time off each April twenty third, Mr Rosindell suggests the celebration of England’s nationwide day ought to final over per week, with English-themed occasions in faculties, voluntary organisations, church buildings, religion teams, companies and Government our bodies.

He jealously noticed: “St. Patrick’s Day celebrations go on for way longer than one day, so making this into a week of festivals, ceremonies and special events for St. George’s Day, in addition to a making the day itself a Bank Holiday, would give England a really good opportunity to celebrate and promote England’s magnificent heritage”.

This week MPs will collect within the Speaker’s House for a celebration of all the pieces English, from English food and drinks to English track and revelry.

Mr Rosindell, who’s organising the occasion as Chairman of the Royal Society of St. George, says it will likely be a possibility for Parliament to rejoice one of many UK’s constituent international locations, with Mr Speaker to welcome company and communicate on the significance of celebrating the most important day.

Ms Mordaunt can even communicate, whereas actress Su Pollard will suggest a toast to The King and singer Patti Boylaye OBE will sing the National Anthem.