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Community Relations: National Motto

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 6th December 2007.

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Photo of The Earl of Mar and Kellie The Earl of Mar and Kellie Spokesperson in the Lords, Transport 11:22 am, 6th December 2007

My Lords, does the Minister agree that the word "British" is, in fact, a multinational description, and that the Scottish heraldic motto, "Nemo me impune lacessit", which can be translated as "Do not sit on a thistle", is more than adequate?