Friday, July 13, 2007

True Welsh Rugby Emblem

For some reason the WRU like the servile Three Feathers with the equally colonial 'ich dein' motto. During the forthcoming Rugby World Cup shouldn't our national rugby team be wearing a motif which is Welsh and proud to be Welsh not some Brit Welsh, can I have an OBE please badge?

I quite like this idea from the Owain Glyndwr Embassy. As the WRU like the Prince of Wales so much, why not have the flag of the true Prince of Wales - Owain Glyndwr?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Brit Nat Big Girls Sulk

Laugh - I nearly wet myself? Hilarious. Four Labour AM had a big sulk and refused to be in same chamber as Ieuan Wyn when he was made Deputy First Minister. It's almost as funny as hearing that Kinnock got a standing ovation at last Friday's Labour meeting by seven, yes, seven people. Magic.

These of course are the Labour greats so correctly rated by the Western Mail prior to the election - Irene James (2/10), Lynne Neagle 3/10, Ann Jones (3/10), Karen Sinclair 3/10) - Ieuan must be very upset.

As I said, hilarious... Brit Nats can't take it! Good riddance - lets work with grown-up Labour AMs and see what we can deliver for our nation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Labour in Coalition with Nazis

Yes, the shocking news from the weekend is that the Labour party in Wales has gone into coalition with 'Nazis'. How could they?

Of course, the Nazis in question are Plaid Cymru - you know, really dangerous, sinister people like Ieuan Wyn Jones according to the secretary of the Aberconwy constituency Labour Party Mike Bird, and Labour MP Betty Williams (although she has now distanced herself from the comments).

Laugh? Yes, I did. Labour can eat their words now!

This is for Simon Glyn, Dafydd Iwan, Gwynfor and all the other known and unknown nationalists over the decades who've been insulted and called racist for committing really outrageous acts like writing cheques in Welsh; demanding that Welsh should stay a majority community language in the face of massive economic and cultural might of the English language; campaigning for Welsh-medium education; insisting that their club/union/society formed a Welsh branch rather than be lumped with 'The West' or 'The North West'

For the English (Janet Ryder), and Pakistani (Mohamad Ashgar) people who sided with Welsh nationalism of Plaid rather than British nationalism of Labour

For those people who ask in Welsh first when they go into shops (only to be laughed at/insulted or ignored by ignorant and bigoted shop-assistants); those people who thought, 'well, if Luxembourg/Palestine/Ireland/Estonia are good enough and big enough to have independence why not Wales?'; all those people who wrote down 'Wales' or 'Welsh' in the guest-books or official forms rather than chicken out with 'British' or 'England'; all those people who thought that being proud to be Welsh meant more that supporting a rugby team a couple of times a year; all those people who didn't become 'international' but realised that Welsh culture contributed to an international culture and so actually contributed to an international world culture; all those people in the 1940s and 1950s were brave enough to be Welsh nationalists in the face of crass Labour snides about Hitlerism; all those people who went to jail so that Welsh could have official status in its own country - see the example of Gwenno Teifi today!

Yes, last weekend was a big slap in the face to the stupid, ignorant, anti-Welsh, colonial, Uncle Tom members of the Labour party. It was a big slap in the face to all those members who tried to brake Simon Glyn and other nationalists over the years... and failed.

07/07/07 wasn't a marriage between Plaid and Labour, it's just and agreement. I hope the agreement works. There are differences, but now that Labour have to work and hold hands with Nazis/Fascists/racists maybe they can admit that it was rubbish all along. Either they don't think Welsh nationalism = Nazism, in which case they've deliberately lied and smeared us, or they can admit they were wrong. In any case they've had their comeuppance.

Ieuan Wyn Jones could have become First Minsiter. He gave that personal ambition and glory up for the sake of creating a stable government for Wales and that with the very party which has tried for 80 years to equate his party, him, with racism. I couldn't see a single Labour leader doing such a thing for a higher principle. Ieuan Wyn is a man; the Labour British Nationalists are just little people.

Saturday 7 July 2007 is hopefully the day Wales changed for ever - good riddance to old Wales and miserable, narrow-minded, nasty, bigoted, Welsh Labour.

Friday, July 06, 2007

You can't eat a flag - more British nationalism from Labour

I remember Betty Williams Brit Nat Labour MP for Conwy belittling Welsh nationalists by saying you 'can't eat a flag'. Seems she needs to remind her new boss, Uber Brit Nat, Gordon Brown of her views. Our British nationalist PM has ordered that the Union Jack should be flown every day of the year.

Hmm, makes you think what the usual Labour AMs would say were Plaid to make the same suggestion for the Red Dragon. But then, any thing's OK if you wrap the Union jack and 'inclusiveness' around it. Why don't Labour MPs and AMs speak up against such blatant nationalism, jingoism and flag-waving ... oh, yes, they're Brit Nats too.

Just to remind Brown and other Labour Brit Nats why I won't be flying the flag - this is the flag which has made Welsh a minority language in Wales. This is the flag which those who wish to stand against Wales becoming a true nation state wrap themselves in. This flag negates Welsh identity. This is the flag of colonialism.

Now that Labour are into flag-waving I hope our AM's will insist that only the Red Dragon will be flown from the buildings of institutions in Wales - 365 days a year. Labour in Wales will have to chose between British nationalism and Wales.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Sounds like Kim's a British Nationalist

Kim Howells is alive and well ... I'd thought he'd brought a holiday home on the Croatian coast - he's so fond of the Balkans see, and as an ex-communist it would be just his place. And it also has a city called Split - which is what's obviously happening within the Labour party in Wales. Which reminds me, what did our left-wing friends in Plaid say about a Rainbow coalition being unstable?

In any case, Kim has come back from the dead or what ever job he's got in Westminster to give his views on the impending Lab-PC Government. As usual for Labour MPs, he implies the AMs are a bit twp - that is the Labour AMs, his own party's members, are pretty thick. Many would agree with him on that. As a Labour member he could of course not vote for such useless AMs too.

But his 'leaked' letter which appeared in the Western Mail was like being transported back to 1985 all over again. He Trots out (sorry, couldn't avoid the pun) some scary stories about Plaid and independence and seems to have forgotten that Labour only got 32% of the vote and so aren't the majority party in Wales - nor are Plaid. It's called compromise Kim, you know, you've done a lot of it as you've climbed the political career.

So it got me thinking and I had another look at the Lab-PC, One Wales Document, which is causing concern for Kim and his backing singers - the 4 Labour AMs (they'd be 4 of the rather twp Labour AMs which the Labour MPs don't think are good enough to run a country).

The document includes some cliched stuff about equality and redistribution which I would have thought old Kim would have liked, until I remembered that the best capitalists are always ex-Marxists. Then there was some really Balkanisation and ethnically tainted ideas like ... erm, sort out Welsh medium education, sort our Welsh medium education in the universities and even a Welsh Language Act of some sort and then, yes, campaign for more power to the Assembly.

Hm, terrible stuff. I mean, if the Albanians of Macedonia, probably one of the poorest communities in Europe, can have a university in their own language, it would be awful was the University of Wales to offer half that to Welsh-speakers. And isn't it awful that the Labour party in Wales should shoulder some responsibility for making Wales a truly bilingual country when the Labour Party in Westminster makes sure that the UK becomes a truly monolingual state?

And what's this about more power to the Assembly? For heaven's sake, the Taffs will want the same power as the Northern Irish or Guernsey next, or even, heaven forbid, one of those silly little Balkan countries like Slovenia. After all, we know that Westminster knows best and Westminster is for big boys.

Cardiff and Wales are for the little people, not grown-ups. It's time the Wales knew its place eh - voting fodder for the Labour party in Westminster. And the only nation worth fighting for is Britain and the only language which should have rights is English. Sounds like Kim's a British Nationalist to me.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Welsh Language Act

So, only a minority want a Welsh Language Act - considering only a minority speak Welsh is this a surprise? No doubt, only a minority wanted a Disability Act too. I'd guess that the majority who don't speak Welsh are quite satisfied that their linguistic rights for their language is safe. That's OK then.

Had there been a poll in 1536 when Wales was overwhelmingly Welsh-speaking then I'm sure there'd have been no call for an English Language Act - i.e. the act of incorporation when Wales became an integral part of the Realm of England and made Welsh an alien language in its own country:

"The people of the same dominion have and do daily use a speech nothing like ne (nor) consonaunt to the naturall mother tonge used within this Realme", and therefore there was a need to "utterly to etirpe alle and singular the sinister usages and customs differing from the same... to an amiable concord and unity", therefore "From henceforth no person or persons that use the Welsh speech or language shall have or enjoy any manor office or fees.... unless he or they use and excercis the speech or language of English"
Every act since then has been an English Language Act confirming English as the 'normal' language of Wales, creating an inferiority complex among Welsh speakers which lead many not to bother passing Welsh on to their children - why bother English was the official language?

The New Welsh Language Act is just a little small step to rectifying the colonial decision of the 1536 Act, which made our language a minority language in its own country. The English (rightly) would never allow a situation where only 20% of the English population spoke English. Were English a minority language in England would you be surprised if the majority German/French/Welsh speaking population didn't see the need for an English language act?

The question for the New Welsh Language Act is this - is it an act to try to promote the use and number of Welsh-speakers or is it an act to try and give those already Welsh-speaking rights as a community? Both concepts overlap, but there's also an important distinction. The Act needs to be clear but also subtle if it is to promote the use of Welsh.

Welsh has a moral right to assert itself in Wales just as the latest laws passed by Westminster give a moral right for English to assert itself in England. Not to give that right is to agree with colonialism.

Cymdeithas reject BBC poll findings

Cymdeithas yr Iaith has rejected the findings of a BBC Opinion Poll, which purports to show a majority opposed to a Language Act that would require private corporations to make full use of Welsh. Cymdeithas claim that opposition from 63% of those questioned was due to the choice of the emotive word "force" by the BBC. Using such a prejudicial term the BBC is doing the CBI's work of rejecting the idea of giving people in Wales linguistic rights for them.

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Chairman, Hywel Griffiths said:

"Employer organisations have a record of opposing in advance all reforming legislation - be it the Minimum Wage, the need to respect the environment or now the need to respect Welsh. It is well understood in PR circles that if you use a negative and prejudicial term such as 'force' or 'make' you will also get a negative response from the public. If however these questions were re-phrased in a positive light such as 'Are you in favour of a Language Act which would ensure that services are provided bilingually' or 'Are you in favour of a Language Act which would give people full rights to receive their services bilingually' then we are certain that there would be a substantial majority in favour."

"We are at a loss to understand why the BBC wishes to compromise it's impartiality and try to do the CBI's lobbying for them by using such a prejudicial form of wording. We would also question if the survey was conducted in English only - which would again prejudice the results in a bilingual community. The real significance of this survey is that feelings are so strong on this issue that a third of those questioned still responded positively despite the negative wording, and a quarter wanted to go much further than Cymdeithas by placing immediate requirements on every single business in Wales. In this context, our call for a plan of incremental action to ensure bilingual services in the private sector is modest indeed."


Aled Edwards of the CRE stated on BBC Radio Wales that in his view the BBC’s decision to use the term "force" shows that the aim of the poll was to ‘create’ a story, instead of collecting the views of the Welsh people fairly.