Welsh First Minister on Malvinas

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From Guido Fawkes (http://order-order.com/):

"Slow clap for the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, who for some reason thought it would be a good idea to get pally with loony tune Argentinian ambassador Alicia Castro this week. Predictably, the Argies wanted to score points about the Falklands. Less predictably, Jones went along with it. This is from the press release sent out by the Argentinian embassy after the meeting with a chirpy-looking Carwyn:

“Alicia Castro praised the integration of the Welsh community in Argentina as an example of the hospitality that Argentina affords British descendents, which refutes the propaganda from a sector of the Malvinas Islands’ inhabitants portraying Argentina as hostile, in an attempt to justify the UK government’s refusal to resolve the sovereignty dispute.”

Wonder how well this will go down with the Welsh Guards and survivors of the Sir Galahad bombing, which saw 48 men killed in an Argentinian attack…"
 
Naive d ickhead, Jones the turncoat!
 
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There are Welsh descendants in Patagonia.

"The best known of the Welsh colonies, the colony in the Chubut Valley of Patagonia known as Y Wladfa Gymreig ("The Welsh Colony"), was established in 1865 when 153 settlers landed at what is now Puerto Madryn. Shortly before this, the colonists had reached an agreement with Argentina's minister of the interior, Guillermo Rawson, that the colony would be recognized as one of the states of Argentina when its population reached 20,000. However this pledge was not ratified by the Argentinian Congress, out of fear that the British government would use the presence of the settlers as an excuse to seize Patagonia."
 
So ******* what ? There are German descendants in Bariloche .Does that make Bavaria part of Argentina ? Very few , if any ,of these welsh descendants speak the language .There is the odd " Welsh Teashop " in some of the towns to attract tourists and that's it .
The British developed the whole infrastructure of the country in the 19th century .Railways , ports , telegraph , underground , the first power companies .They brought in barbed wire , british cattle breeds , proper farming methods and above all banking .They introduced football , rugby , cricket and polo .
There are English names everywhere .
Doesn't mean Surrey is in Buenos Aires though .
 

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So ******* what ? There are German descendants in Bariloche .Does that make Bavaria part of Argentina ? Very few , if any ,of these welsh descendants speak the language .There is the odd " Welsh Teashop " in some of the towns to attract tourists and that's it .
The British developed the whole infrastructure of the country in the 19th century .Railways , ports , telegraph , underground , the first power companies .They brought in barbed wire , british cattle breeds , proper farming methods and above all banking .They introduced football , rugby , cricket and polo .
There are English names everywhere .
Doesn't mean Surrey is in Buenos Aires though .
I was just saying like.
 

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There are probably more genuine native Welsh speakers in Patagonia than there are Plastic Welsh in Wales.
 
From Guido Fawkes (http://order-order.com/):

"Slow clap for the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, who for some reason thought it would be a good idea to get pally with loony tune Argentinian ambassador Alicia Castro this week. Predictably, the Argies wanted to score points about the Falklands. Less predictably, Jones went along with it. This is from the press release sent out by the Argentinian embassy after the meeting with a chirpy-looking Carwyn:

“Alicia Castro praised the integration of the Welsh community in Argentina as an example of the hospitality that Argentina affords British descendents, which refutes the propaganda from a sector of the Malvinas Islands’ inhabitants portraying Argentina as hostile, in an attempt to justify the UK government’s refusal to resolve the sovereignty dispute.”

Wonder how well this will go down with the Welsh Guards and survivors of the Sir Galahad bombing, which saw 48 men killed in an Argentinian attack…"

The prat, like virtually all of the costly & useless members of the Welsh Assembly are an expensive and IMHO, pointless waste of money that could be better spent on more pressing needs in Wales.
 
was it tax payer money or was this from the Argie marketing budget?
Given the argie budget for everything consists of cut up scraps of yesterdays La Nacion with 'we pay later Ok?' Scribbled in it I think the taxpayers probably paid for it.
 
As this is in Current Affairs, I will harrumph elsewhere on the personalities.

What on earth could the First Minister hope to gain from this? Where is the mandate that assists Wales from him being the quisling? Will we see him next publicly supporting Spain over its claim on Gibraltar (concurrently making pro-Basque and pro-Catalunja statements) as part of a carefully thought-through realpolitik to get some long term advantage for Wales?

Thought not.

Wales has given us some fairly pig-headed politicians over the years; a line from Lloyd George to Madeleine Moon with highlights of various Kinnocks, Ann Clwyd and more between. After that excuse me while I go for a bath with a decent amount of dettol.
 
The man is a cnut of the first order and doesn't deserve the attention he gets.
 
He's entitled to free speech. That's why all those Welshmen died so he could have those same freedoms. He's only done it to try to out-Kinnock Kinnock. Unless he fancies pronging said Alicia. Some decent Taff will tup him next time he;s in the pub, hopefully. :cool:
 
The man is a cnut of the first order and doesn't deserve the attention he gets.

To be fair he gets precious little attention - which is only right for a man of his calibre!

The Welsh Assembly does have its uses - primarily it is a good, albeit expensive way of keeping 2nd rate politicians out of everyone's hair!
 

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