Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Irredentism

There are disturbing tones of irredentism in this Ellie-Mae O'Hagen piece on Welsh culture:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/welsh-taught-in-british-schools-scottish-independence-referendum-english-wales-scotland

"Welsh evolved from Brittonic (meaning indigenous Breton, as opposed to Anglo-Saxon), and until the Romans came along, it was spoken in England too."

"...an indigenous Celtic culture I’ve inherited by being born in Wales – a culture that isn’t unique to my small and beautiful corner of the country, but at one time reached across Britain..."

Does she really think English people dominate Welsh people?

I was not aware of lording it over the Welsh.

Perhaps I have been doing it unconsciously.

Or perhaps Ellie-Mae O'Hagen just needs to get over herself.

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