A while ago, Ian Lucas and Margaret Hodge suggested that a redesign of the Union Jack might be in order, so as to include a symbol of that oft-forgotten country, Wales. Several sites have taken up the challenge   to produce a new flag, but most of the efforts have been less than pretty. These designs fall mostly into two categories – Dragons and Davids.
The former try to include a Welsh Dragon on the existing flag, but it looks badly out of place no matter how hard you try. In any case, when a country blazons its flag with a shield or crest, this is almost always intended as a unifying symbol, not an afterthought.
The latter take a more subtle approach – keep to the crosses theme and use the cross of St. David, which is like that of St. George except gold on black. The problem with this is that adding two more colours to the existing three makes it look very messy. Don’t let the South Africans fool you: it’s very hard to pull off a rainbow-coloured flag (just ask the Central African Republic).
I believe the solution is simple – ditch the black from St. David but keep the gold. It can then be superimposed on the cross of St. George thus:
(original image pilfered from  above)
This has the advantage of not requiring any of the other proportions of the flag to be changed, and keeps with heraldic principles by having the gold (a metal) touch only red (a colour). I’ve looked at the two side by side for a while now and I honestly think the new one is prettier, as the gold highlight gives the whole a lift and sparkle which was lacking before.
I commend this motion to the House.