Thursday, 28 February 2008

Welsh Day In The Commons

Yes, it's that time again.

When the first one was held, no less than Aneurin Bevan rose to declare that the whole thing was pointless and a waste of parliamentary time, since "Welsh coal is the same as English coal, and Welsh sheep are the same as English sheep".

Quite.

Fixation on things like this, instead of on the real business, is no small part of why the United Kingdom, with no shortage of either agricultural land or coal, now contains little farming and almost no mining, and instead imports enormous quantities both of food and of coal from bonded, child, and un-unionised sweatshop labour.

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