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Nicola Sturgeon And The SNP Stun Everyone

Some absolutely astonishing results from the UK general election so far, with the stand-out story being the sweeping of the electoral board in Scotland by Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP. The Scottish nationalists … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 21 Comments

The UK General Election 2015

My predictions for the general election in the UK (and the north-eastern bit of Ireland that the British stubbornly cling on to as a last reminder of their glory days, along with a few … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

The BBC Challengers Election Debate 2015

Did Nicola Sturgeon, the formidable SNP leader and current First Minster of Scotland, emerge as the winner from last night’s televised debate of the “challengers” in the UK general election? She … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 16 Comments

No Value In Welsh For Tory’s English Candidate

Over the last few decades our Celtic neighbours in Wales have seen the emergence of something approaching a national consensus on the importance of the Welsh language. Though there is … Continue reading

October 22, 2014

The Common Struggle

Just time to highlight three articles that deserve your attention. The first is “10 Reasons Why Irish Is An Absolutely Awesome Language” from the Czech software engineer Michal Boleslav Měchura … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Solidarity From Wales, Go For It Scotland

A quick heads-up for a rally by the Welsh Go For It Scotland – Ewch Amdani Alba campaign group in support of Scotland’s bid for independence to be held at … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Equal In Any Language

In yesterday’s Guardian newspaper the journalist and political activist Ellie Mae O’Hagan argues that the Welsh language should be part of the school curriculum not just in Wales but in … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ras Yr Iaith 2014

Another quick post, this time to highlight the success of June’s “Ras yr Iaith”, a symbolic relay race organised by Welsh-speakers to celebrate their community and publicise their demands for … Continue reading

July 4, 2014

Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sydney

Activists fighting for Welsh language rights have set up a symbolic Occupy camp outside the Senedd, the offices of the national assembly or Cynulliad in Cardiff. Wales Online reports that the young … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Three Welsh Rights Activists Arrested

Three activists fighting for Welsh language rights, two women and a man in their twenties, were arrested today by police in Wales after they painted slogans on a local government … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Doctor Orders Child And Parent Not To Speak In Welsh

From a report by the Daily Post newspaper in Wales: “A hospital has apologised after a doctor asked a mum and her daughter to stop speaking Welsh. The North Wales … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 10 Comments

Welsh, A Foreign Language In Britain

Substitute “Ireland” for “Wales” and “Irish” for “Welsh” and the discrimination revealed below would be pretty much the same. From a report in the Daily Post newspaper: “After receiving a form in English … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Culture Wars In Ireland And Britain

Hot on the heels of my post discussing the urgent need for the reform of public service broadcasting in Ireland comes news of a veritable revolt by journalists within RTÉ’s normally … Continue reading

March 20, 2014

Second-Class Service For Second-Class Citizens

Given the news yesterday about a group of young people from Ireland being subject to racial abuse by a taxi driver in the city of Glasgow for speaking in their … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Viva La Revolución!

Rarely have I agreed with an article more than this opinion piece by Tom Law featured on the Sabotage Times examining the cultural subjugation of the Welsh language and the … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 15 Comments

Education In Britain – Cultural Conditioning?

In the 2011 census on the island of Britain large numbers of people living in Scotland, Wales and England rejected the nationality of “British”, a majority in all three countries … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

21st Century British

From the website “Welsh Not British” the 2011 census on the island of Britain summed up in one easy graph. Say’s it all really. Some more excellent analysis can be found … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Struggling With The Language

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the progressive language rights’ organisation in Wales, has proposed a radical shift in the teaching of the language in Welsh schools. From Wales Online: “A row … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 7 Comments

Pobl Caerdydd

Didn’t get a chance to post this over the weekend but the best of luck to Pobl Caerdydd, the new multi-media network for Cardiff’s Welsh-speaking population. From Roy Greenslade in … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

Language Wars – Coming To A Sign Near You Soon

More new from the Pax Anglia, via the Dunfermline Press: “… councillor Dave Dempsey is proposing that road signs in Fife be in English-only. His motion, “Council agrees that there … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Mixed Results For Plaid Cymru In New Poll

A new poll of 1007 voters from across Wales by ITV Cymru / YouGov continues to reflect the so-so fortunes of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Nationalist party. After a decade … Continue reading

February 22, 2013

Angloban – The Anglophone Fundamentalists Of Britain And Ireland

We all know that the internet is the mother of all lies. The world wide web of falsehoods. Which is why I so rarely let anything I read or see … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 8 Comments

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