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your LETTERS: Why the silence on cursing Blair.

Byline: Huw Prys Jones

NO-ONE could seriously have expected the prime minister to face prosecution for his reported tirade of Anglo-Saxon expletives against the Welsh (I refer to the story on p2 of Tuesday's Daily Post). Most of us will also agree that the police have more important things to do.

Indeed, some of us may well have been pleased to learn that the people of Wales had caused Tony Blair such annoyance back in May 1999.

However, there are legitimate questions to be asked about the silence of his followers in Wales on the matter. Where are, for example, all those Labour politicians who have been so eager to throw accusations of racism at Welsh language campaigners over the past few years?

Some of them will stop at nothing in their attempts to vilify almost anyone who voice their concerns at the Anglicization of the Welsh countryside.

Yet, when they had an opportunity to condemn some blatantly anti-Welsh remarks from the holder of the highest office in the land, these very same politicians have been as mute as that proverbial ewe before its shearer. Let this be remembered the next time some politically correct Uncle Tom makes accusations of racism against those who care about the future of our language and communities

Huw Prys Jones Llanrwst, Conwy
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2005
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