– whether that’s the Known Soldier or the people of London/Derry
They petitioned for a name change to their city
The UK government replied
Government spokesman in the Lords, Lord Dunlop, said: “The Government, on occasion receives requests to change names of towns and cities.At this time the Government does not intend to change the name of the City of Londonderry.”
- If Madrid cannot convince the people of Catalonia that their best interests in the future lie within Spain, Catalunya will continue planning secession.
- Madrid’s attitude may alienate people who would otherwise want to remain in Spain.
- With a General Election looming next month maybe it would be best to leave matters for the incoming government to deal with – unless Mr Rajoy intends to garner votes by playing the patriot card