Thursday, September 22, 2005

Newcastle and lon152

As the one man and his dog who read this blog will have seen, someone calling himself, or herself, lon152, is making a point about Newcastle.

What are they on about you might wonder?

Well, what lon is referring to is the fact that I work in Newcastle Upon Tyne - a long way from Wales.

Contrary to what he has said, I'm not from Newcastle, I'm from Hawarden, a little village on the border with England in Flintshire. I grew up there and lived there for 34 years - apart from my time in Liverpool studying law and Cardiff studying journalism.

lon clearly thinks that Welsh people living outside Wales have no business commenting on Welsh affairs. He's entitled to think that if he wants.

I would just point out that I'm not the first Welsh person whose career has taken them away from Wales and I'm sure I won't be the last. Whether what I write about Wales is worth reading I'll leave others to judge.

Who lon is I'm not certain, other than knowing he is based at the National Assembly, as he used its server to access my blog. Other than that, like so many people making comments on Welsh sites these days, he is anonymous. He set the identity up this month and this is his first appearance anywhere.

It might be nice to know his thoughts on Welsh matters, but that is a little difficult as he has no blog of his own.

But he is part of a pattern of comment being made on Welsh blogs by person or persons unknown who choose to do so from behind a cloak of anonymity.

Some people might find it a bit odd that someone paid by the public purse, or else by one of the political parties at the Assembly, should spend their time on something as pointless as this.

Still, into every life a little rain must fall.

You choose who you think has more to say about the state of Wales.

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Banksy said...

How odd.

R E Alydd has suddenly gone all bashful.