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THE PONTARDAWE STRIKE

LABOUR AND WELSH ! I NATIONALITY.j

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LABOUR AND WELSH NATIONALITY. j Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P. is a young | man who has not been long enough in public life to be chary of giving advice to people who are perfectly well able I to take care of themselves. At Castle- street Welsh Church, London, he warned the "bosses" of trade unionism against taking up the idea that Welsh nationality could only come through them. Mr. Jones should know that there are no "bosses" of trade union- ism—trade unions are democratic bodies --and the leaders of trade unions do not suggest that Welsh nationality can only come through them. What they do claim, and rightly claim, is that they have a better right to speak for Welsh nationality than Sir Alfred Mond, and the rest of the Cymro-Judaic plutoc- racy who affect to voice the deeper aspirations of Wales. The nationalist problem is at its core a labour problem, for without a well-fed, well-housed, and well-educated people there is no nation- al spirit worth speaking of. Nationalism has its roots in the kitchens of the common people. The social enemies of the Welsh people are the landlords and capitalists, many of whom are "Welsh Nationalists." but not nationalists enough to get off the people's backs, and allow them to develop their own souls in their own way. The national- ism of the trade union leaders is a sound nationalism, broad-based on right conceptions of social and racial evolu- tion. The nationalism of Mr. Edgar Jones and his friends is of the tinsel order, that sees great virtue in a gift of statues of Welsh worthies to a pub- lic building at Cardiff, but is blind to the harm done to the soul of Welshmen by industrial plague-spots like Tony- pandy. «■■»»«■« ——————

GLAMORGAN MAGISTRATES.I

MRS. PANKHURST'S "DOUBLE."

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I DULAIS VALLEY CHAT. I

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