Friday, 23 October 2009

Speculation, speculation...

Over the past few days there has been a great deal of speculation around some of the things I am involved with. There is speculation that the so called "Welsh Defence League" will be turning up in Newport this weekend. Speculation can be a dangerous thing and scary in their case.

As faith communities and others meet tonight to hold a vigil in Newport, many are rightly nervous. I will be there and hope that all will go well.

I can only speculate around whether last night's Question Time will have had any affect on things. Nick Griffin, very successfully came over as a "victim" I thought. I sensed that many had not discerned that his aim was to appeal to those who feel disengaged, ignored and marginalised. He was never going to appeal to liberal minded intelectuals. Everyone ganging up on him didn't help.

There has also been a great deal of speculation about the supposed recommendations of the All Wales Convention. I have heard and read a great deal over the past few days. The report will be published on 18th of November. All will be revealed then. The Convention won't be responding to any speculation until the report is presented to the First Minister and his Deputy. That's the way it has to be.


Nelu said...

I agree with you Aled about last night's Question Time. I think that nothing new emerged about BNP. the only thing that has stuck with a lot of people is that everyone gaged on the BNP leader. Listening to the radio 5 phone in this morning I noticed that a considerable number of callers sided with the 'victim'.
Best wises with the vigil tonight.

Aled Edwards said...

Sadly Nelu - the polls seem to confirm our fears.