This letter was in the Shropshire Star last night. The title wasn’t my idea …
Why can’t we all just be Brits
Great Britain won its first gold medal of the Olympics on Sunday. The BBC were beside themselves and delighted in telling the world that the medal winner was Welsh and it was the first Welsh Olympic medal since 1972.
Fast forward one day and two more medals have been won … by “Britons”. These “Britons” were English but there was no mention of this on the BBC – on the BBC, English means British.
The BBC may be the worst culprit but it’s not just them that do this – on the back page of the Shropshire Star on Monday the Olympic coverage refers to the two English medal winners and British and Andy Murray as a Scot.
Is it too much to ask for some consistency?