Thursday, 10 June 2010


As the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa approaches, Wales failed to qualify and some Welsh people will be supporting the team playing for England. (Even more, I suspect, will be supporting the teams playing against England.)

The event has led to the usual outbreak of English flags in Rhyl and the arrogance of wavers is remarkable. They would not dare behave this way in Scotland, but they think it's OK here because they look upon Wales as a second rate or non-existent country.

If the outbreak of St. Georgery tells us anything, it must be an indication of how resources in Wales have been spent on creating accommodation for which there was no genuinely local demand. Many flats and houses have gone by default to incomers. I hope planning officers take note.

My best wishes go to all the teams in the tournament and all their supporters for a happy and peaceful event.