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Britain First: “You’re not welcome, pack your bags and leave Wales”

25 Apr 2021 3 minutes Read
The six members of extreme right-wing group Britain First who were in Bridgend yesterday

Racist right-wing group Britain First who held a “day of action” in Bridgend were told “they’re not welcome” and “to pack their bags.”

Yesterday six members of the hate group stuck leaflets on cars at the McArthur Glen shopping centre on the outskirts of Bridgend and distributed others in the town centre itself.

They posted a six-minute video online afterwards showing themselves arguing with locals who took offence at their presence.

A message with their video states: “HQ is very encouraged any our growing presence in Wales and we hope to massively expand our activities in this pro-Brexit region.”

The group, which is based in Belfast, northern Ireland and has links with far-right unionists there, have been hounded out of Liverpool and other towns and cities.

They have been targeting refugees who they have described as “illegal immigrants” and have stormed into buildings such as hotels where people have been staying.

London

But to the disgust of viewers, the group used Wales’ national anthem Hen Wlad fy Nhadau as background music on the video, despite using the Union Jack and purporting to be British nationalist “patriots.

On the video a man with a London accent is heard to talk to so-called regional organiser Carl Burgess about Britain First “trying to get into the shopping centre but they were a bit funny about that one.”

The London visitor then accosts and films two young men without their permission.

When they tell him that Britain First are “racist and notorious” the pushy man then moves on to argue with two elderly women.

Independence

One of the women tells him: “I am 80 years old and I want a free Wales. I have always wanted independence.”

The man is shocked to hear her views and asks her: “Are you OK with immigration?”

When the woman replies: “Yes”, he concludes: “So you want the English out and immigrants in?”

After viewing the odious video, Race Equality Cymru chair Ray Singh told nation.cymru the group were “not welcome in Wales” and for them to “pack their bags.”

Mr Singh said: “I’ve seen the video and I’m very troubled. Enoch Powell and the Rivers of Blood were comprehensively rejected by the United Kingdom. And Wales, in particular, has a very clear policy which is we in Wales are resolved to work hard towards a society we all want to see – a society that is pro-acitively anti-racist and inclusive – a truly equal society.

“This morning the First Minister’s message was very clear on those lines and I will call on the leaders of all the legitimate political parties here in Wales to join me in condemning the direction of this divisive group of activists here in Wales. They are not welcome here; they must pack their bags and return to wherever they came to.

‘Horrendous’

“Their propoganda is absolutely horrendous and to go around affecting black people, Muslims and others with the messages they are sending – to gain power which they never will do – if they were in power they will in fact hang them. Well, they are absolutely and utterly out of tune with what the world is looking at here in Wales.

“My message is very clear – they are not welcome here and people of Bridgend, in particular, and Carwyn Jones must make sure that the people of Bridgend completely reject these people in imposing their so-called exporters here in Wales.”

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Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
7 months ago

I do wish that extreme BritNats would not come to Wales and try to rope us in as regards their opinions. None of this is a big issue here, and part of the reason for their visit is to promote a “hard-UKIP” style of unionism that would doubtless appeal to the Abolish party. Most of the demographic change in Wales that they rail against has come not from Eastern Europe or the Third World but from the other side of Clawdd Offa (holiday homes, One Planet Developments, Welsh villages turned into commuter mini-towns for Cheshire, Merseyside and Bristol). It’s incredible… Read more »

huwdavies
huwdavies
7 months ago
Reply to  Wrexhamian

While the numbers involved with likes of Britain First are relatively small here in Wales, there is ample evidence that there are plenty of passive adherents to their supremacist junk. The negative attitude of so many Anglos to anything remotely identified as Welsh remains a serious symptom of the deeper racial and cultural malaise.

paul-neath
paul-neath
7 months ago

These people have a point. We do have an Immigration problem in Wales. There are 700,000 english born now living here!! Get back over the border please lol. Most of these clowns spend their spare time wrapped in a Union Flag looking at pics of squaddies online. Get out of Cymru, you One Show watching Racist Scum.

Adrienne Rix
Adrienne Rix
7 months ago
Reply to  paul-neath

You call them racist scum, yet you would forcibly remove anyone English from Wales. Would it be ok if Welsh people were forcibly removed from England? There are plenty of them.

Hiraeth iawn
Hiraeth iawn
7 months ago
Reply to  Adrienne Rix

Does that mean I can come home i Gymru? I wanted to for so many years but can’t afford to move back home. House prices in particular are too high due to second-homes amongst other things.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
7 months ago
Reply to  Adrienne Rix

700,000 English born people in Cymru and the same number the other way round in England. 700,000 Cymric people in England doesn’t even make up 1% of the population of England. Here in Cymru that figure is 25% of the population.
Cymru has been a place of welcome for people from everywhere. What we don’t want are bigoted Anti Welsh Colonists and there are more than enough of those here as it is.

sul sullivan
sul sullivan
7 months ago

Dew! Ugly looking fugs, ain’t they! No room in Wales for gormless, racist slime.

Bill the bilder
Bill the bilder
7 months ago

I give you Panally

Alwyn Ali
Alwyn Ali
7 months ago

Loving the completely factual, entirely impartial reporting. Only outdone by all the tolerant, inclusive, completely non-nationalistic comments!!

Alun Williams
Alun Williams
7 months ago

I’m not a supporter of Plaid Cymru, Labour or the Conservatives / Lib Dems / UKIP / Reform UK. I’m a constituent who watches and follows politics which affect the people of Wales locally. I agree 100 % we don’t need the likes of Britain First here in Wales, spouting drivel and Racist views when we are a tolerant country of all faiths and cultures. But our main stream political parties need to work for the people instead of their party machines which ignore local issues if it’s not in the party’s interest. All too often in the Senedd we… Read more »

Ted jones
Ted jones
7 months ago

Its funny how the reporter is insinuating that the “illegal immigrants” are not illegal. Well…the ones that were housed at Penally and that are now housed in hotels (at our expense) are are illegal, as they entered the UK via dingys or in the back of a lorry and do not have any documentation. Entering the UK (or any other coutry) without documentation is illegal. So, thay are migrants, that entered the country legally, therefore they are “illegal immigrants”. And if you vote for a party that is pro “nation of sanctuary” and you have a unused bedroom, be ready… Read more »

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
7 months ago
Reply to  Ted jones

The number of Refugees in Cymru is around 10,000 people. The Number of Incomers from over the border is 700,000 out of a population of 3 million people. As for your point about Penally there were Anti Refugee protesters who weren’t even Welsh. How the irony.
It’s time we had a proper debate about the Immigration situation that matters in Cymru.

PalaceChris
PalaceChris
7 months ago

If you don’t think there’s a problem with illegal immigrants being housed at our expense then you must be out of work. Well done Britain First for highlighting the issue.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
7 months ago
Reply to  PalaceChris

Nobody wants to see Wales become host to every refugee in the world but that’s not going to happen, Britain First are simply blind to the fact that the real immigration problem in Wales comes from a country closer by. And any protest against this is not a xenophobic position but an anti-colonial one.

Geraldine Mitchell
Geraldine Mitchell
7 months ago

Ignorant bunch of no-hopers.

JD Watkins
JD Watkins
7 months ago

I know, reporters are such liars these days!

Daise
Daise
7 months ago

Extreme right wing now includes non whites its seems. I dont agree with all BF stuff. But over 90% of migrants entering the country illegally are turned down for asylum – so not refugees We should work better on helping those in actual need – not just any Tom Dick or Harry scroungers.

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