Saturday, 28th February, 2015.

Wales Is Wales

     A couple of days before we celebrate Gwyl Dewi – St. David’s Day – the news came that the Wasteminster government is going to give our Assembly more powers to run Welsh affairs.

There are a fair few changes, but more are needed.

And there are to be many celebrations of our patron saint this weekend.   So it looks as if Welsh pride is coming to the fore.

However, we need to remind people in our communities that this is Wales and they are part of the People of Wales.   That includes those who, like me, have made their homes here rather than remain in their homelands.

We must let everyone who lives here that this is a special land and that they should be proud of it.   But I wonder how we get that message over?

Across Wales, there are “immigrants” – usually from our Eastern neighbour – who make no effort to integrate and enjoy the community-spirit which still exists here.   So, my fellow members of the Welsh communities, let us continue to reach out the hand of welcome to our new neighbours – and explain to them that this magical land of Wales is very different from the place where they lived before.

An Interesting Opinion

     The Tories are calling themselves “The Party for Wales”.   Or, at least, David Cameron is.   He said it at the “Welsh” Tory Conference.

He referred to the wonderful work the Tories are doing – he used the phrase “driving force” – to improve road and rail improvements.

And, just to remind you, there’s a General Election in the offing.   Though that wouldn’t cause Cameron’s outburst . . .  would it?

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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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