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Letter: Foreign honours.

Byline: Helga Martin,

I TOO applauded the idea of the Welsh Assembly giving out honours - the Order of St David sounded great. Then, to my horror, Ian Parri in his article on February 8, put me wise that no such thing would be allowed, unless we ask the English Queen via Wales' guardian, Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy and probably the London Government.

But thank goodness, Wales has its very own honours system: through the University of Wales, the Welsh academy and the National Eisteddfod. How brave was Hywel Gwynfryn when he politely refused to be honoured in the name of the now defunct empire three years ago. I admire him for that more than I admire the many Welshmen who accept their OBE or MBE from a foreign power.

Helga Martin, Ysbyty Ifan
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 18, 2008
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