Insult to Injury: The Proposed “Wales Bill”
The Necessity of a Multi-Cultural Wales National Movement
Wylit, wylit, Lywelyn,
Wylit waed pe gwelit hyn.
Ein calon gan estron ŵr,
Ein coron gan goncwerwr,
A gwerin o ffafrgarwyr
Llariaidd eu gwên lle’r oedd gwŷr.
You would cry, you would cry, Llywelyn,
You would cry blood if you saw this.
Our hearts in the hands of a foreign man,
Our crown in the hands of a conqueror,
And a peasant-folk of favour givers
Meek their smile, where men used to be.
(Translated by Rhodri Evans)
——— Gerallt Lloyd Owen, ‘Fy Ngwlad’ or ‘My Country.’
The offer in the Wales Bill of the powers over the ports, regulation of taxis (not taxes one should note well) and sewage is a provocative and intentional insult to the people of Wales.
Yet, it is certain that Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales, the only viable opposition to the Westminster parties (Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP) will not be able to be elected into government in a predominately English speaking population as Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales is perceived as a party of Welsh speakers.
We already know moreover that the current Constitutional Arrangement of the United Kingdom is an injustice against the people of Wales, whether the current population wish to acknowledge this fact or not – and irrespective of one’s first language. So, the issue of the independence or at least the homerule of Wales concerns everyone.
Indeed, from the results of the most recent General Election, it would seem that the majority of the population of Wales were afraid to “rock the boat” (having been bribed by the Labour administration to stay the course with such amenities as free health care and the subsidisation of Higher Education) or, become a “little less well behaved” as suggested by Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales.
There also appear to be others who are not only held captive, in a sort of “Stockholm Syndrome”, a malady in which the captive begins to identify, psychoanalytically, with the captor, but are also outright racists. It is ironic that the words of Plaid MP Candidate Mike Parker turned out to be true, and once again, truth is the first casualty as the people living in Wales voted for UKIP in more numbers than Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales itself.
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