You will be aware of Nigel Farage’s recent encounter with the ‘fascist scum’ of extreme nationalism in Scotland. He was shouted down and personally abused by those who simply disagreed with his point of view.
Mature and sensible debate was hijacked by the venom of those, of a more intemperate persuasion, who seek an unrealistic departure from the United Kingdom.
I know how he must feel.
When I tried to give a talk in Cardiff at the end of last year, the same thing happened to me.
I was insulted, shouted at and obliged to curtail the full import of my reasoned argument. Freedom of speech was for the Taffy birds.
Nationalists do not like being challenged, ‘nationalism’ itself has a grim track-record when looked at through the annals of history. It can be deadly and ruthless.
Some Welsh nationalists are no different from their extreme Scottish counter-parts, albeit that they have a damn sight less to shout and scream about.
I encounter on a daily basis, their personal attacks, dirty tricks etc etc. Look at the comments section in Labour-Uncut for the responses to my article published yesterday? As if this isn’t enough, the nationalist agenda in Wales, I would argue, has provided fertile ground for a growing, if not endemic, hatred for the English. There isn’t a day goes by when I don’t hear or see something to support this view.
Only last week, some English friends of mine were concerned about the reception their daughters might receive at a Welsh University. I believe they have decided to not take the risk.
All you right-thinking moderate Welsh people out there, the majority of Welsh folk it must be said, be warned.
If you don’t stand up and stop the nationalist Welsh language minority push for more powers at that leisure centre in Cardiff Bay, then be it on your heads. And just remember that Carwyn the Druid is now trying to set up his very own ‘Welsh’ police force.
God help us all, if he gets his own way. Freedom of speech and democratic principle is already under attack in Wales, imagine what would happen if Carwyn’s Peelers were around to enforce this vicious nationalist Welsh-speaking agenda???
Think about it. Please think.
PS Have you noticed how both ITV and the BBC have recently inserted ‘Cymru’ before the ‘Wales’ word on their broadcasting fluff? The minority of Welsh speakers in Wales, should always be respected and their views accommodated, within reason, but they should not be allowed to rule the majority consensus.