Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Adam Price

…de la Western Mail:

The people of Wales should throw off their collective inferiority complex caused by centuries of English colonialism and take charge of their nation’s destiny, Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price argued last night.

In a passionate lecture called Wales, The First and Final Colony delivered to the Institute of Welsh Politics at Aberystwyth University, Mr Price said the deepest legacy left by English imperialism on Wales was psychological.

Tracing the history of Wales from the Anglo-Norman conquest, the Carmarthen East & Dinefwr MP said: “The Norman conquest was no mere military affair. Territorial annexation by force was simply the prelude to the entire panoply of measures in colonialism’s armoury….

…..Mr Price went on to refer to the attack on the Welsh language as “probably... the longest State-sanctioned policy of attempted linguistic genocide in history”.

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