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Prominent Young Conservative claims Welsh people have lower IQ’s in social media post

12 Apr 2023 4 minute read
Jasmin Cogin’s social media post

A prominent Young Conservative who tried to become a Cardiff councillor last year has posted a video on social media in which she launches a condescending attack on the people of Wales and its capital city.

Jasmin Cogin, who stood unsuccessfully in the Cyncoed ward in the 2022 Cardiff council election, is seen sitting in a living room with bookshelves behind her and a caption on the screen which reads: “Welsh people have lower IQs. Sorry not sorry x”

Ms Cogin, whose account name ladyjasminzara is at the top of the screen, introduces herself, saying: “So, this is me in my most natural form, with curly hair.”

Looking directly at the camera, she continues: “Does anyone get really frustrated at how uninspiring and how uncreative and how boring people are generally?

“I’m just … I don’t understand. I mean, obviously I predominantly spend all of my time – the majority of my time in Cardiff now because of my job – and I find it so tough to find someone who is intellectually on my level and who is actually witty and inspired and incredibly driven.

“Like, people are just so OK with mediocrity in Wales and it’s vile to be around. It’s disgusting.”

Last year all three council seats in Cyncoed were won by the Liberal Democrats, but at the previous election in 2017 the Lib Dems won two and the Conservatives one.

Out of touch

Cardiff council’s Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Rodney Berman said: “The fact the Tories selected someone like this as a candidate standing in a ward where she might feasibly have been elected shows how out of touch they are with people in our capital city.

“I’m sure the people of Cyncoed will be grateful to know that they rejected someone who clearly sneers at them as one of their elected representatives.

“Cardiff is in desperate need of an effective opposition to Welsh Labour, but it is abundantly clear that won’t come from the Conservatives.

“The Liberal Democrats are proud to serve the people of Cardiff and these derogatory attitudes towards the people of our city deserve a full public apology from the Conservative Party.”

A spokeswoman for the Welsh Conservative Party declined to comment.

Ms Cogin, 23, was listed as the sole director of a company registered at a Cardiff address called Cart and Event Couture Ltd.

Incorporated in September 2020, the nature of its business was described in a filing to Companies House as “event catering activities”.

Ms Cogin’s occupation was given as shop assistant.

The company filed no accounts and was dissolved via compulsory strike-off in February 2022.

Underwhelmed

Last August the PoliticsHome website quoted Ms Cogin in an article about the attitude of Young Conservatives to the party leadership contest between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, which was then ongoing and which Ms Truss won.

Ms Cogin said she was still undecided about her vote, and that she had been “underwhelmed” by both Sunak’s and Truss’ offerings.

“I think ultimately I am looking at the long term picture,” she said.

“The elected membership certainly don’t represent the paid membership, and the paid membership certainly do not reflect your general Tory voter. That’s how I’m looking at it.

“Both candidates are far too associated – sort of tainted – with their association with Johnson and that current inner-circle.

“In order for us to win new elections … I think it was really important for us to have a new face, for someone to have no association with the current Cabinet.”

Cogin told PoliticsHome that she had found Kemi Badenoch “really interesting” but that it was not yet “her time” to take the top job.

“I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing because I think that whoever does win this leadership election is going to get annihilated over the next couple of years,” she said.


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Mr Williams
Mr Williams
1 year ago

Racist comment. Now let’s see if the Tories distance themselves from it.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Williams

I think this slur should be reported to the police…

Oh sorry they have better things to do says another culprit…

The Right Honourable S. Braverman

Last edited 1 year ago by Mab Meirion
Steve Woods
Steve Woods
1 year ago

Back in 2002 when one Theresa May was party chairman, she is on record as saying: “You know what some people call us: the nasty party.”.

The likes of Ms Cogin clearly took such remarks as an instruction, not a warning or admonishment.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Twpsin

Llyn
Llyn
1 year ago

To use a phrase commonly used by one Andrew RT Davies. The leader of the of the Welsh Conservatives should stop tweeting buffoonery and instead “get a grip” of his party and deal with its racism problem.

Daf
Daf
1 year ago

Say this about black people, women, or Jewish people, and you’re racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.

This is horrendous discrimination. The word for this is Cambriophobia: the discrimination of the Cymry.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 year ago
Reply to  Daf

Her track record to date is hardly anything to write home about. It does her no credit at all to blather on about the “inferiority” of others when she is probably down there with the lowest percentile. Yet another who will be banging on about her mental health in a few months time when her own mediocrity dawns on her.

Andy Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Daf

the Welsh are fair game, in today’s English dominant media.

Nexy33
Nexy33
1 year ago
Reply to  Daf

This is down to the now propagated fact by various groups, that only white people can be racist apparently you cannot be a racist by what you say against anyone who is white, total bollox imho

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  Daf

Well, I’ll respond to the racism of the Welsh, then. You don’t see your city from a distanced perspective. The levels of ignorance and racism here are off the charts. Don’t defend it. Change it.
There’s a reason the Welsh are globally regarded as rude.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
1 year ago

Not only is this factually innacurate and deeply offensive, but as Welsh is a British National ethnic minority it literally falls foul of the law. If someone chooses to report this to South Wales Police they would have no choice, but to prosecute her for racism against a National ethnic minority. No doubt that the impact would be UK wide and prove once and for all that at least a significant minority of Tories despise the Welsh people.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
1 year ago
Reply to  Owain Morgan

Absolutely right. Just need to point out, though, that the Welsh people are not an ethnic minority in the UK, but a national minority. In Cymru itself, they are the national majority.

Ivor Schilling
Ivor Schilling
1 year ago
Reply to  Wrexhamian

Not for long though….

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
1 year ago

I’m sure there are some decent Conservative party members still out there…..somewhere. They have to take a really close look at where their party is going, UK wide and in particular here in Wales. I will never ever vote Conservative, however we do need political balance in Wales and the party has drifted too far to the right, it risks making itself totally unelectable in the future.

Harry Williamson
Harry Williamson
1 year ago

The Conservatives detest Wales, and its people. Twas ever so!

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 year ago

Another deluded egocentric conceited nobody craving attention.

Gareth
Gareth
1 year ago

This woman has delusions of adequacy, and thinks far too much of herself. Failed as a business person, failed as a politician, now craving attention by attempting to be controversial.

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Gareth

Spot on! Any psychology students here looking for a thesis topic?

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 year ago
Reply to  Rhufawn Jones

She’s no more than a footnote in a thesis on failure. Best filed under “don’t bother”.

Wynn
Wynn
1 year ago

I’m a Scot – this is pure racism as far as I am concerned.

CJPh
CJPh
1 year ago

I really cannot understand the downvotes here. Yes, Welsh people who support independence but don’t like the policy proposals of Plaid deserve a party that broadly represents their views. If Gwlad continue to progress past their shaky origin story (lest we forget, Plaid have some skeletons dating back to the 30’s too so it can be done) then I think they could make a go of it. They seem to be skirting between a Libertarian/Classical Liberal outlook and a form of populist Conservativism right now which isn’t quite coherent enough for my liking (just an opinion). A LibDem splinter seems… Read more »

Dewi Jones
Dewi Jones
1 year ago

Person twp.

Martyn Young
Martyn Young
1 year ago

Sounds like she couldn’t find someone with an IQ low enough for her to identify with.

Kathleen
Kathleen
1 year ago
Reply to  Martyn Young

Or an ego large enough for her to identify with.

Andy Williams
1 year ago

Please don’t be shocked at this comment, that’ why they are called the Vile Party. Well deserved, as far as I’m concerned

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

“ I find it so tough to find someone who is intellectually on my level ” Have you tried looking under a stone?

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

So you have Liz Truss blaming high taxes on woke culture.
Andrew R2D2 Davies going off the rails in Rhondda.
A Conservative councillor in Haverfordwest claiming that white men should have a black slave.
Now you have a conservative activist in Cardiff claiming that Welsh people lack IQ.

I’m wondering if the right wing of the Tories are being emboldened by the likes of Suella Braverman’s rhetoric. A BBC journalist made an interesting point that if Braverman was white, then she wouldn’t get away with it.

Che Guevara
Che Guevara
1 year ago

“…I find it so tough to find someone who is intellectually on my level…”

That’s because nobody is stupid enough to put a hammer to their own heads so they become just as stupid as you, sweetheart.

George Bodley
George Bodley
1 year ago

A visit from meibion glyndwr.

Gareth Plas
Gareth Plas
1 year ago

And she uses an apostrophe “s” to make a noun plural. Says it all.

Riki
Riki
1 year ago

Why do Tories hate Wales and the people who dwell Here? Because we have the rightful inheritance of what it means to be British (Culturally). And while we are aware of it and its people still see themselves as distinct from the English, the hatred will never disappear. The ultimate goal is to make the world believe that The English are British and they some how made the Welsh “British” when in reality it’s The Welsh who are Thee British, and the English who are the converts.

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
1 year ago

Anyone who claims to find Kemi Badenoch “really interesting” needs to give themselves a good talking to. Have none of them any insight into how ridiculous their posturing appears?

Some1
Some1
1 year ago

Presumably this is someone who spends most of their time in the company of Welsh Conservatives. They aren’t very bright, to be fair.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 year ago

There isn’t a single Welsh person alive (including new born babies) who has a lower IQ than this.

David Smith
David Smith
11 months ago

Obviously not in possession of an embarrassment of brain cells herself. Well, an embarrassingly low amount, and of self-awareness to boot.

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Having the misfortune to be in Cwmbran, I arrived on this site after asking Google ‘are welsh people of low intelligence?’ It may be my personal experience, but combined with the apparent stupidity of the Welsh parliament it seems it was worth asking the question. I will have to investigate further. Personally I would never visit wales. This visit was work related, and I didn’t have an opportunity to turn the job down. I felt safer in Baghdad at night than on the streets of Cwmbran, which is saying something. I’ll do everything I can to avoid Wales in future.… Read more »

Dave
Dave
11 days ago

Sorry. But she’s not wrong. I’m not a conservative, but I’m Irish, and I’m going to be honest; I’ve travelled the planet and never met a people more rude, uninformed, ignorant, or as arrogant as the Cardiffian. I get mocked and abused, because I’m Irish, in shops; people think banter is aggression; I have no rights with police or council. Now, 200 years ago, this wouldn’t be an issue. But to continue now in this day and age. I’m sorry. I don’t think the Welsh have low IQ I just think that they hold a supreme level of arrogance and… Read more »

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