Man beaten to within 5″ of his life in Wales for being English

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A 27 year old Englishman has been beaten to a pulp and left for dead in Wales for being English.

Paul Meehan was born in London, grew up in Cardiff but now lives in Birmingham.  He was waiting at a taxi rank when he was attacked after the group heard the brummie twang in his accent.  Doctors had to remove a 5″ section of his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain.

Increasing anglophobia over the last decade or so has been recognised but the bulk of the increase in racially motivated attacks against English people has been in Scotland where a 2003 survey found that a quarter of English people living in Scotland had experienced racially motivated harassment or discrimination.  There are a number of prominent examples of that latent anglophobia translating into physical violence in the disabled Englishman who was dragged out of his car and beaten up in Scotland, the half English/half Scottish boy punched in the face in a park in Scotland for wearing an England football shirt, the English carer for a Scottish friend who had his windows smashed and was assaulted for being English.  But the most damning indictment was probably when the head of once of the Scottish police forces said that anti-English attacks had reached epidemic proportions in his force’s area.

However, that violent anglophobia has tended not to manifest itself so much in Wales.  In fact, the worst thing that I recall happening in Wales wasn’t even an assault on a person, it was a horse being slashed a few years ago.  Hopefully this racist attack isn’t the start of a souring of Anglo-Welsh relations.

Man attacked in Cardiff for being English (c) The Sun


  1. Independent England (1 comments) says:

    I see this disgraceful racist attack has been almost ignored by the media. It was mentioned in Ceefax and the BBC published a report yesterday:

    I didn’t hear it mentined on the tv news. Yet when some drunken idiot makes a racist rant on the tube its given non stop coverage!

  2. William Gruff (138 comments) says:

    Meanwhile, in England, Tommy Robinson, or whoever he is (Steven Lennon, Paul Harris etc.), is sentenced to ten months in prison after already having served three months, for the heinous crime of using a borrowed passport to enter a foreign country, and Emma West continues to be detained without trial, after fourteen months and four postponed trial dates, for no crime at all other than speaking her mind in the presence of a number of foreigners and immigrants.

    I cannot understand why those who have access to suitable networks and resources have not made more of this. I would willingly give my few skills and limited experience to a campaign to draw attention to her plight.

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