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VIDEO: Jonathan Collis, Wales and Britain

2 April 2013

Jonathan Collis, 21, has not let any of the negative stereotypes some English people hold about the Welsh stop his sense of pride. “My Welsh identity was quite a large thing while at university as I was the only Welsh person in my group of friends,” said Collis, who has lived in Wales since he was nine months old, with the exception of university.

Collis currently lives in Bangor. His mother was born in Wales, while his father was from London originally. Collis definitely identifies with Wales, but not just Wales.

“When I live in Bangor I feel a lot more British,” explained Collis, adding that he can feel left out a bit when hanging out with his Welsh friends as he cannot speak Welsh very well, unlike them.

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