This guy is apparently a Welsh Nationalist.
People - especially English people - worry about nationalism. They think it must necessarily involve hating everyone who's not like you. English liberals don't even mind that - as long as "everyone who's not like you" is code for "English", hence the left's love affair with Sinn Fein/IRA over the last forty years. I can remember a time (admittedly it was in student politics) when supporting the right of the oppressed Nationalist people of Ireland to defend themselves against British imperialism "by any means necessary" was pretty much a touchstone of whether you were 'really' on the left at all. After all, if the IRA considered it a necessary defence to slaughter thirty-odd innocent people in Birmingham and maim hundreds more, who were we to judge on their behalf ?
But I don't think I've ever met a Nationalist who doesn't like his own people. Even Billy "England" Bragg might find this speech a tad over the top.
"Presiding officer Lord Elis-Thomas has spoken of his anguish at the lack of ethnic minority representation in the National Assembly.
In an exclusive interview with the Western Mail, he said it was essential all communities of Wales are represented.
He said, "When I sit in my chair in our new debating chamber, I am ashamed when I look out and see before me a sea of white faces."
Well, yes. They're called the Welsh.
Elis needs to take a look at the statistics. There aren't many black people in Wales, but there are plenty of non-Welsh minorities - the largest (and fastest growing) minority being also hideously white - the English white-flighters who are currently destroying what's left of Welsh Wales. This process - and the factors driving it - seems to have passed our soi-disant 'nationalist' by.
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