Since then nearly all my favorite Welsh Bloggers had commented on the IOS piece and nearly all have improved on my criticism of the original article.
Miserable Old Fart and Syniadau have pointed out Labours Chris Bryant's hypocrisy over this issue MOF over his take on Alun Cairns slur on Italians and Syniadau on Bryant's attack on Homophobic remarks., and if you are uncomfortable with some of the comments such as Jack of the North's then thats the whole bloody point. You can't say its OK to offend som eand not others and I find Homophobia as offensive as racism.
Bryant's comments where he proposed that everybody in Wales should laugh of unacceptable insults of them that he would not rightly tolerate when directed at him be interpreted in three ways.
- He really is a hypocrite.
- He generally believes that the attack Roger Lewis including the Monkey language comment should be laughed off.
- He believes that the comments by Lewis were totally unacceptable but to prosecute other action against him would be an attack on free speech.
- He himself found the words offensive and would like to see action against Lewis but couldn't resist the opportunity to attack Plaid in a Sunday Newspaper.
Taking in the response on the Bloggersphere which I admit is a unrepresented sample( but much more than those who commented las Sunday ) . What are the chances that the IOS and Matthew Bell run an article next Sunday entitled "Welsh tell Labour MP stop being a hypocrite and stand up for us? . Odds anyone?