Is there such a thing as a Welsh Unionist?
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Not according to Wikipedia. It's hardly an authority, I know, but it does seem a bit odd that the page on unionism refers only to trade unionism, and then unionism in Ireland, Scotland, Romania and Moldova.
So why the glaring omission? Welsh Tories clearly see themselves as unionists. David Davies AM even insisted on being called by his party's full name - the Conservative and Unionist Party - during one plenary session last term. Other notable self-confessed unionists are Peter Hain and Leighton Andrews. Perhaps they should all club together and rustle up a page for Wikipedia. Even the nationalists have one of those.
posted by Blamerbell @ 11:24 am,
- At 11:55 am, said...
"Even the nationalists have one of those."
Who do you mean? The BNP or other British Nationalists eg Labour. Or do you mean SNP or Plaid? Whichever it is, your derision is clear for all to see. It would be interesting to hear who you are actually referring to.
- At 12:22 pm, Blamerbell said...
I mean they have a page on wikipedia - follow the link and you'll find out!
No derision intended, and I'm quite surprised that any was inferred.
- At 12:43 pm, said...
You are a linguist aren't you? You began the sentence with 'even' which means that in your opinion and in this context you are describing the 'least significant' have and entry on wikipedia.
I have asked you before and will do so again? Are you a Unionist?
I don't like going on wild goose chases cliking on links here and there to get a picture. If you have something to say, please say it.
- At 8:10 pm, Blamerbell said...
"You are a linguist aren't you?"
No. But I can speak Japanese.
"I have asked you before and will do so again? Are you a Unionist?"
Unionist: 'a person whose activities or beliefs are characterized by unionism.'
My activities and beliefs and beliefs are characterized by other motivations.
"I don't like going on wild goose chases cliking on links here and there to get a picture. If you have something to say, please say it."
Then you'll be left disappointed by 99.99% of blogs. It's part of the grammar.
- At 11:57 pm, said...
....but I think it is fair to conclude that you have an emotional attachment to the Union. Sweet!
Incidentally, neither Hain nor Andrews are are Welsh. I don't care what they believe in. David Davies may as well throw his lot in with the English Democrats....he can then remain a part of England. The Union is finished. It's only a matter of time so why prolong it? Let's have it over and done with and lool towards a new beginning. What do you think?
- At 12:06 am, Blamerbell said...
"....but I think it is fair to conclude that you have an emotional attachment to the Union. Sweet!"
Not really. More of a Saidian secular internationalism, since you ask.
- At 10:35 am, said...
...so the question remains....Why the obsession with Unionism?