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The Welsh Language Banned From The British Parliament

July 4, 2016

AN SIONNACH FIONN

Yesterday’s sight of the former British prime ministers, toothsome Tony Blair and dour John Major, proclaiming the United Kingdom of Great Britain the “…most successful union in world historywhile standing in the colonially-occupied Irish city of Derry must have struck more than one or two observers as particularly bizarre. How do the great and the good of Britain’s political establishment calculate their nation-state’s historical standing? The expansion of the hegemony of Greater England across the island’s three smaller countries, Cornwall, Wales and Scotland? The invasion, occupation and colonisation of Ireland, which was the first overseas step in the establishment of a global empire? The creation of a lucrative international human trafficking and narcotics’ enterprise through the trading of slaves and opium? And what of other “successful” unions, from the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany?

There is some irony then that on the very same day as the patronising speeches in Derry, the myth of the voluntary…

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