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GB News presenter suggests English are being ‘exploited’ by Wales

26 Aug 2021 2 minutes Read
Alex Phillips on GB News

A GB News presenter has suggested that the English are being “exploited” by Wales.

Former Brexit Party MEP Alex Phillips made the suggestion during her take on saving the union on the ‘anti-woke’ channel.

She said the English were “wearying perhaps” that their “prosperity” was being used to fund things over the border they were themselves “denied”.

These included services that are available in Wales and Scotland, such as free prescriptions and student grants, which are have been “gifted to countries that all the while seem to resent and snipe”, according to the presenter.

Phillips described having Wales option on forms as “confusing”, because it’s “hard to know what country you’re in”.

She also claimed that our “shared identity” in the UK is “baffling” for foreign diplomats.

Phillips said: “The English meanwhile never asked what they want, wearying perhaps from her prosperity being exploited to prop up political trinkets over the border that her own people are denied, from free prescriptions to student grants, gifted to countries that all the while seem to resent and snipe.

“If the UK sat around the dinner table it would quickly regress into a bitter family feud.

“With indyref two within five years, bolstered by a marriage of convenience between the SNP and the Scottish Greens and English Votes for English Laws quietly abolished last month by Parliament before anyone could notice, the situation is further complicating itself in the shadows.”

‘Hard to know’

She also said: “She said: “When filling out an address online sometimes it’s hard to know what country you’re in when scrolling down the drop-down box.

“If you were looking under G for Great Britain perhaps, or use the United Kingdom, or perhaps England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland all boast their own billings. This confusion mirrors the same circumstance we find ourselves in.

“The complex nature of our shared identity, baffling foreign diplomats and world leaders, as well as us, ourselves.”

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hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Can you include a picture of the hat that she’s talking through ? As for her analogy of the family feud what makes her think that the one person (Engerland/UK) is right while the other three ( W,S, NI) are all wrong ?

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
30 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Hat? Don’t you mean arse?

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Has she no understanding of how the prosperity she regards as her birth-right was created by colonies like Wales?

Harriot
Harriot
30 days ago
Reply to  Richard

C🤣🤣 really?

ADHD
ADHD
28 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

yes really. i see you know next to nothing about history. also, please use condoms

Bedwyr
Bedwyr
28 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

English colonialism – one of the greatest historical phenomena in the world. Surprised it bypassed you. Maybe you went to one of those uk cirriculum schools which doesnt teach deeper history?

Ken end
Ken end
27 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Wales surely you mean Africa India America.

Notta Bott
Notta Bott
1 month ago

Because Wales doesn’t pay taxes right?

Hannergylch
Hannergylch
30 days ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

It’s difficult to estimate how much corporate tax comes from Wales because UK-wide businesses are statistically more likely to be registered in the 84% of the UK that is England. The only thing we can be sure of is that HMRC’s corporate tax takings are less English than they appear.

Harriot
Harriot
30 days ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

Theyre are more ppl on benefits in Wales& Scotland than anywhere else in uk

Stewart Lloyd-Jones
Stewart Lloyd-Jones
29 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

But that’s simply not true, is it….

ADHD
ADHD
28 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

oh sit down and STFU. dafty

Bedwyr
Bedwyr
28 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

Incorrect

Ken end
Ken end
27 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

Your right the sennedd for instance.

Ken end
Ken end
27 days ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

Right

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

When filling in on line forms very few include England, Wales, Scotland & NI unless they are specific UK documents and there is a reason why one’s location within the “Union” are relevant.
I don’t know why you keep reporting from this channel, just let it disappear from view!

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
1 month ago
Reply to  Ann

Good point. The channel has disappeared from my Freeview TV list, probably needs a retune but I’m not going to!

Harriot
Harriot
30 days ago
Reply to  Huw Davies

Gb news is the only news channel which presents all sides. If you are brainwashed natch ul not notice. Baaaaa, baaaaaa

ADHD
ADHD
28 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

HAHAHAHAHAHA deluded cnut

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
30 days ago
Reply to  Ann

If you have Sky you can lock channels out using the ‘ Services’ button. I have locked out this vile channel.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 month ago

Since it is not in Westminster’s interests for Wales to have anything better than a colonial economy that produces little wealth for Wales itself, it is inevitable that Westminster must fund the shortfall. It is actually impossible for Westminster to facilitate a prosperous Wales, since the Welsh economy is geared primarily to the interests of England; Johnson’s road improvement plans for Wales, for instance, are being considered purely for their potential benefit to the English economy and tourism. A prosperous Wales would quickly be an independent Wales; far better for them to keep filling the begging bowl. Therefore, despite what… Read more »

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
1 month ago

Clowns come in all guises. What a pathetic person who epitomises Brexiteers perfectly.

Eifion
Eifion
1 month ago

As usual, the elephant in the room is, why on earth do the British/English want their England to be part of the union?
Poor little England exploited and bullied by its neighbours, who they are only escaping third world status due to generous handouts by their English overlords.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago
Reply to  Eifion

If this is true why don’t the English leave the union or failing that just stop paying the other UK countries so much? The majority of MPs in Westminster represent English seats so nothing is stopping them. There must be some benefit to England for having Wales as a colony, huge amounts of free water and cheaper second homes are just two of the things that come to mind, cui bono (who benefits)?

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
1 month ago

She clearly sees the Celts as the children, with England the parents dishing out pocket money to the spoilt brats. Definitely time for ‘the kids’ to leave the nest and get away from their control freak mum and dad!

j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago

England deserves to take advantage of its prosperity and become fully independent.
Scotland, Wales and N Ireland are a terrible burden, so be rid of us, and soon. Thanks..

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

Nothing is stopping England

j humphrys
j humphrys
28 days ago
Reply to  Stephen Owen

It could be fear? Like dogs barking.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
27 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

More likely to be the free water the English get from Wales.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

There’s nothing to stop the English parliament at westminster from confering such ‘trinkets’ as free prescriptions and student grants on the people of England. Not doing so is a political decision taken by the english govt at westminster. If the ex tory/ ex ukip/ ex brexit party member alex phillips is as concerned about this as she makes out she should direct her criticism at westminister not at scotland and wales

W. Ken Davies
W. Ken Davies
30 days ago

What a poorly argued and intellectually barren case. The kind of uneducated dribble common in borderland bars half a century ago. Not a fact or figure in sight. Which planet are these people on?

arthur owen
30 days ago

Why do you keep giving these marginal figures publicity?

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
30 days ago

Here is an idea England, pay for all the water, gold and electricity you are stealing off us and using for your own industries. Lets just cut that off from them and see how our imperialist overlords cope and how long their manufacturing and drinking water lasts.F’ing colonialists making themselves out to be the victims.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

Da iawn 😊

O Rob
O Rob
30 days ago

Sounds like she’s pushing for english independence, keep it up cariad!

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
30 days ago

Have pity, she actually claims to be proud of being from Gloucester. Obviously has grave and compelling “issues”.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
30 days ago

What shared identity? Its basically the English ignoring the huge differences between the nations and trying to shove themselves down our throats.There is no shared identity bar the stinking passport.

Richard
Richard
30 days ago

Mentally challenged if not able to distinguish which country to input on any forms!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago
Reply to  Richard

She must be very thick, I always know which country I am in.

Jeff33
Jeff33
30 days ago

If we are such a drag on England give us our freedom and we will let them have their entitled, xenophobic and elitist little country.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
27 days ago
Reply to  Jeff33

They don’t want to pay for the Welsh water England gets from Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
30 days ago

Saying the Welsh are exploring the English is like stating Hitler was a friend of Israel. Let’s give this blond bimbo some facts, shall we. The English state, not the English people I might add, have used & abused the Welsh since the Saxons were invited in by King Vortigern in the 5th century. And since then, the original people of this island, we the Cymry, have faced unimaginable prejudice for centuries. We’ve had the loss of our native lands that were consumed into what is now England.We’ve face numerous attacks on our lands, language & culture with the incursion… Read more »

Last edited 30 days ago by Y Cymro
Rob
Rob
30 days ago

Quote: ‘English Votes for English Laws quietly abolished last month by Parliament before anyone could notice,’

….and you can blame the Tories for this, not us Welsh or the Scots.

Not Andrew Neil
Not Andrew Neil
30 days ago

Why do you give a fascist tv channel like that any oxygen of publicity? Click bait? Just ignore them; most sensible people do. Leave it Farage and his ilk.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
30 days ago

What on earth is wrong with this young lady, it’s obvious she isn’t from planet earth at all – completely deluded.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
30 days ago

She did attend Cardiff University, so she should be thankful, I’d have thought.
But then again she was an advisor to Nathan Gill which probably means she wasn’t that well educated.

Erisian
Erisian
30 days ago

You’ve mistaken GB ‘News’ as something worth discussing again.
Nobody cares what they emote (I nearly said think just then).

Henry McMillan
30 days ago

Priceless! Such is England.

Harriot
Harriot
30 days ago

She is quite right. As someone who lives in Shropshire i am sick to death of welsh signs everywhere. The Welsh, that’s a mere 3.5 million of them should understand & be grateful to the English …..what has that dreary grey place got to offer?

Carol Loughlin
Carol Loughlin
29 days ago
Reply to  Harriot

If Wales has nothing to offer why do you keep crossing the border from Shropshire. Just stop coming here and your sickness caused by Welsh road signs will also be cured. Unfortunately there is no cure as yet for bigotry.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago

Where does one start to counter such ideas?

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
29 days ago

If this is true why don’t the English leave the union or failing that just stop paying the other UK countries so much? The majority of MPs in Westminster represent English seats so nothing is stopping them. There must be some benefit to England for having Wales as a colony, huge amounts of free water and cheaper second homes are just two of the things that come to mind, cui bono (who benefits)?

Quornby
Quornby
29 days ago

Exploiting…… Good grief…. But OK I’m willing to give England its independence….. Bye!

Slacker
Slacker
28 days ago

It’s hard to believe that once upon a time people voted for this cabbage.

Bedwyr
Bedwyr
28 days ago

Ironic, Phillips is a good Welsh Surname

Ken end
Ken end
27 days ago

The Welsh should be careful.
Welsh independence would result in disaster

ooooooo oooooo
ooooooo oooooo
27 days ago

It must be the case you have to be particularly thick, ignorant and blinkered to work for her gb new as she proves herself with her with the nonsense she is broadcast. We in Scotland at least DO NOT get free prescriptions nor do we get free further education nor a great many other benefits perceived to be free yet not listed, we in Scotland happily pay that little bit extra in taxes to cover those additional costs. In respect of completing on line documentation identifying the country of origin the next time I see England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or… Read more »

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