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We’re in the end time, I hope.

A Welsh woman has been made to pay compensation for using a racist slur against an English woman after calling her “an English cow”.

Elen Humphreys, 25, of Garndolbenmaen, near Porthmadog, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, after she branded Angela Payne, who had an affair with her father, an “English cow.”

Phil Bennett, the great Welsh fly-half, gave a team talk ahead of the 1977 match against England that went like this:

“Look what these bastards have done to Wales. They’ve taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our homes and live in them for a fortnight every year. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We’ve been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English — and that’s who you are playing this afternoon.”

It’s a pep-talk which has gone down in rugby lore, but if he said it now he’d be banged up. Please – please – someone make it stop.

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  1. The punishment of speech, even hateful speech, is counter to freedom and should be opposed.

    By the way, who won that 1977 match?

  2. Technically she didn’t use a racist slur. She should appeal to the European Court. Let the Wops Frogs and Krauts make the final decision… 😉

  3. Hey Phantom, don’t say our ENGLISH laws are funny, I’ll have you up in court you racist !

  4. “it was a long time ago, it doesn’t matter now”

    I’m guessing that means the Welsh won ? 😉

  5. Maybe the Welsh are just so pissed off because they have the worst weather on the planet .. it only rains twice a year in Wales, once for six months, and then for another six months 😉

    I love the Welsh, I just could not eat a whole one

  6. Pete – I honestly didn’t know, but I looked it up. Looks like the Welsh won which I suppose could be said to have added injury to insult in this case.

  7. Please – please – someone make it stop.

    Politics don’t work like that son. Appeals to ‘someone’ for help on a blog few read is like piddling into the breeze. If you wish to change things, first step is get off the sofa.

  8. So, the Paddys are thick, the Taffs are sheep shaggers and the Jocks are mean?

    Is there any national stereotype for the English?

  9. I’ve just returned from a boozer with some of my Anglais ( and one Welsh! ) buddies at Harrys Italian.

    if there’s a spike in Guinness and lager sales, thank us very much. We did our part.

  10. “Is there any national stereotype for the English”?

    How do you stereotype perfection ? 😉

  11. Let’s lay the myth to rest here.
    As a NATION the English along with a smattering of Scots, Welsh and Irish have given the modern world MORE than any other nation, except the Jews.
    But as INDIVIDUALS, we English have as many bastards, crooks, thugs and defectives as the rest of the world.
    Excepting perhaps the Irish.

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