Saturday, 5th May, 2012.

A True Misnomer

     During the week, I saw to my surprise a headline on MSN News.   It referred to a young couple who had managed to stay married for a whole year as “Mr. & Mrs. Wales.

They were actually two “celebs” whose married name should be Windsor (formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or even Mountbatten or its Greek equivalent).   They hold their position without a democratic vote nor a job interview.   They did not even enter a beauty competition.

But the free and honest Western media are encouraging the unwary to accept this pair as the Prince and Princess of our land.   Alas, many of The Proles accept this idea, for is it not the job of the media to persuade us to want things we don’t need?

I wish the couple every happiness.   Long may their marriage last.   But not at my expense, thank you.

Speaking Of Elections . . .

     . . . the free and democratic Council ones should have brought surprises to no-one.

The swing to New Labour is as much a protest against the Tories and their lap-dogs the Lib-Dems as it is a straight choice between The Boss Classes and the Working Class.

We should remind ourselves that, before the advent of Blair and his mates, there was hope that the dear old Labour Party would survive and that Socialism would remain its watchword.   The fact that New Labour has gained such a lot of ground here in Wales does not mean it has any real empathy with our working-class folk.

I realise that, here in our communities, there is very little class distinction.   That which does exists has been imported from beyond Offa’s Dyke by the newcomers now in our midst.

And, as I repeat so often, there is much more to representing Welsh interests than sticking “Welsh” in front of an English-based party name.

Sticks And Stones

     I happened to see a party-political telly broadcast by the “Welsh” Tories just before the elections.

Did I really hear the bloke who was addressing the camera referring to Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru, as “an extreme Left-Wing Socialist”?   If so, I wonder how many votes Plaid got as a result of that accolade.

That sort of complimentary name-calling is not the way to win votes for the Tories!

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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