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.


gwe said...

"Neil Kinnock, George Thomas, Betty Williams and the rest are just little people."

Steady on. You're giving the Tylwyth Teg a bad name.

cornubian said...

An agenda for a police state with Crown immunity?

On the strength of the manipulation of the evidence taken from an impressionable Cornish teenager, the press appears to be attempting to condemn as nationalist anyone claiming to be Cornish. Nationalist is not applied to anyone claiming to be English. We are all British with only British passports so, any sub-division of British is equally nationalist. If British is the legally correct nationality, then, the use of English, for the state funded English Heritage Co. Ltd., would be an example of cultural nationalism.

Are we Cornish really the guilty nationalists as charged by those self-appointed judges, the barons of the English press?

The press appears to have been given the task of covering up centuries of economic nationalism in Cornwall retained, with Crown immunity and inalienable rights, for Duchy profit authorised by the permanent English majority at Westminster. This feudal legacy is ripe for exposure as incompatible with the modern principle of equality before the law. In a state where the public are being deprived of the other side of the story, the suspicion is aroused of the presence of journalistic nationalism.

Recently, the United Kingdom became the only one of 27 member states of the European Union to have “won” the right to exclude Fundamental rights from its legal system. This apparent assertion of racial supremacy is similarly suspected in the exclusion from the Human Rights Act 1998 of Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights: “the right to an effective remedy for violations by persons acting in an official capacity”. In addition, politicians do not appear prepared to legislate for a guarantee of: “The right to equality before the law for all persons” currently unavailable in the English legal system. Such a basic international right is available in a written constitutional form for all the citizens of the Monarchy of Sweden, the United States of America, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland to name but a few governments who have created universal inalienable rights for their citizens. They have rejected legislative nationalism by accepting that the individual has the right, in every case of the alleged abuse of power, institutional bias and official racial discrimination, to enforce accountability upon persons acting in an official capacity.

To avoid the possibility of a charge of academic nationalism, we challenge English universities to write down the British Constitution as it stands today showing proof of any inalienable rights available to the individual to challenge any alleged failure to comply with the Oath of Allegiance taken by persons acting in an official capacity.

The Human Rights Act includes Article 10 of the European Convention: “Freedom of expression”. This gives Cornish people the right to declare their membership of the Cornish national minority, (Article 14): “without interference by public authority”. The Police do not record declarations of “Cornish” on their forms. Is this a case of interference with freedom of expression encouraged by the Duke of Cornwall’s attack on human rights? (The Times, 2nd March 2006).

The denial of basic Human rights, Fundamental rights and equality before the law is an agenda for a police state with Crown immunity. Every attempt to grab absolute power must be resisted by rejecting all forms of aggressive nationalism, whether Cornish or English, and demanding the right to be condemned only by an impartial and independent Court of law free from judicial nationalism.

The Cornish Stannary Parliament: [url]http://www.cornishstannaryparliament.co.uk/[/url]

Unknown said...

From http://alanindyfed.blogspot.com

A Alan Jones ker

I am a Penryn born Cornishman from the United Kingdom and a growing Cornish and Breton speaker. I have been raised by a family and community that has endowed me with what can be best described as a Cornish national identity, another way to look at it would be of Cornish ethnicity. Like many Cornish folk I left my home to find work. I now live in Paris and I am involved with a number of different organisations that work for the rights of national and linguistic minorities.

The Cornish are a Celtic ethnic group and nation of the southwest of Great Britain. We have our own lesser used Celtic language (Cornish), sports, festivals, cuisine, music, dance, history and identity. Cornwall also has a distinct constitutional history as a Duchy with an autonomous Stannary Parliament. This Celtic Cornish identity was recognised and described in the April 2006 edition of National Geographic.

The results from the 2001 UK population census show over 37,000 people hold a Cornish identity instead of English or British. On this census, to claim to be Cornish, you had to deny being British, by crossing out the British option and then write Cornish in the others box. Additionally the decision to collect information on Cornish identity was extremely badly publicised.

How many more would have described themselves as Cornish if they did not have to deny being British or if there had been a Cornish tick box? How many people knew that it was an option? How many ticked British but feel themselves to be Cornish British?

Cornwall Council's Feb 2003 MORI Poll showed 55% in favour of a democratically-elected, fully-devolved regional assembly for Cornwall, (this was an increase from 46% in favour in a 2002 poll). The Cornish Assembly petition was signed by 50,000 people, which is the largest expression of popular support for devolved power in the whole of the United Kingdom and possibly Europe.

A recommendation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the 'concept of nation' has been backed by the European Parliament regional and minority language Intergroup. The PACE recommendation stated that, "Everyone should be free to define themselves as a member of a cultural 'nation', irrespective of their citizenship". In response, the Intergroup commented that "Council of Europe member states should avoid defining themselves in exclusively ethnic terms, and should do their utmost to help their minorities, a source of enrichment, to flourish". Today, both the French and the British Governments still deny people from some of the Celtic countries to legally describe themselves in terms of their Celtic national identities in all areas of life. Intergroup leader Dr Csaba Tabajdi, Member of the European Parliament, said that, this recommendation is of utter importance, representing a paradigm change in the protection of minorities in Europe. It contains a new, elaborate concept of nation. The recommendation states that: The term 'nation' is deeply rooted in peoples, culture and history and incorporates fundamental elements of their identity. It is also closely linked to political ideologies, which have exploited it and adulterated its original meaning.

Furthermore, in view of the diversity of languages spoken in European countries, a concept such as nation is quite simply not translatable in many countries where, at best, only rough translations are to be found in certain national languages.

The UK government has so far failed to recognise the Cornish people under the Council of Europe's framework convention for the protection of national minorities.

The UK government has failed to give the people of Cornwall the democratic referendum on greater autonomy and a devolved assembly that they have shown a demand for.

In fact the UK government has refused to release information on its decision making process concerning the above two issues even when requested under the freedom of information act.

I would like to know your opinion on the subject of national and linguistic minorities in the UK. I would also be interested to know if you have any contact with civil and human rights organisations that work with national minorities such as the Celtic League, Federal Union of European Nationalities, Cymuned (the Welsh language and community pressure group), Eurolang or Eurominority.

Further information on the Cornish question can be found on the website of the Cornish Stannary Parliament (CSP): http://www.cornishstannaryparliament.co.uk/ Please note the CSP website now carries a link to your website.

This includes details of the case they have logged with the European Court of Human Rights that will examine the unwritten constitution and the absence of a statutory guarantee of equality before the law in English law: http://cornishstannaryparliament.co.uk/csp2006.doc

I look forward to your response and please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information on issues raised above.

Yours faithfully
Philip Hosking