Saturday, 26th April, 2014.

Recognition For Fellow Celts

     Many moons ago, Mr. Cameron said he respected the right for groups of people to run their own affairs.   His stance on Scotland doing just that seems to contrast with that statement.

However, our fellow Celts – the Cornish – are being granted some sort of ethnic status.

It didn’t happen overnight.   There was a lot of campaigning to be done before the Wasteminster government was convinced that the Cornish are . . . well . . . Cornish.

Campaigns often take many years, many decades, to achieve success.   The Scottish Referendum did not suddenly appear by magic overnight.   And, whatever the outcome of that Referendum, campaigners will not stop in their efforts to build a Scottish-run nation for themselves.

We in Wales must note what’s happening and not be deterred from creating our own, self-governed nation.   It will take time, so we need patience.   But nothing worth having happens out of the blue.

Welsh Schools Report

     It seems that, in the mysterious country called Englandnwales, one area is underachieving in its teaching of youngsters.

That area is Wales, apparently.   And, already, there are calls – mainly from England and monoglot English immigrants to our land – for the Welsh language to be taken from our school-curriculums.   Mythology has it that Welsh is “a non-commercial language”, so cannot be used except in Wales.

I ask a simple question:  “So what?”

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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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