Chippy bastards, the Welsh, aren’t they?July 1, 2016 Tim WorstallThe English22 CommentsPoles are exploited at work in a way Welsh people would not put up with, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. previousYour guide to Ramadan fastingnextSigh 22 thoughts on “Chippy bastards, the Welsh, aren’t they?” The Inimitable Steve July 1, 2016 at 10:03 am It is never difficult to detect when a Welsh person is unhappy with something. Tim Worstall July 1, 2016 at 10:06 am Cannot remember whether it was Dr. Johnson or PG Wodehouse who said that it’s not difficult to distinguish a Scotsman from a ray of sunshine. So Much For Subtlety July 1, 2016 at 10:08 am But they are not asking the important questions – should we be allowed to kill a Pole if we find him outside in Dorset after 11 pm while carrying a bow? The Inimitable Steve July 1, 2016 at 10:11 am Racist claptrap, Tim. The Scots are the smiliest, happiest people. This is Nicola Sturgeon, at a cat’s birthday party. TomJ July 1, 2016 at 10:18 am Tim, that’s a Plum line: It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine Anon July 1, 2016 at 10:30 am “Exploited”=getting off their arse and going and doing a job. The problem with Wales outside of the M4 area is that it’s basically full of the people who didn’t leave when the mining and heavy industry closed down. You’ll always find stories about how grim the results of the pits closing down were because journalists go back to the villages and interview who’s left decades later. Huge numbers of people left, basically, people who got off their arse and found work. Pat July 1, 2016 at 11:00 am The Poles are here because it’s the best option anywhere in the EU. This should serve as a warning to those who think there is a bright future in the EU. Ian B July 1, 2016 at 11:02 am Anecdata I’ve received is that if you’re a native working for a Polish-run business, expect to be treated little better than a negro in 1950s Alabama. Machiavelli July 1, 2016 at 11:04 am I do smile Whenever Old Holborn mentions the Welsh he always includes a still of the Morlocks from the 1960’s film The Time Machine. (Maybe a West Country thing.) Bloke in Japan July 1, 2016 at 11:22 am P.G Woodhouse. “It’s not hard to tell the difference between a ray of sunshine and a Scotsman with a grudge”. 🙂 The Inimitable Steve July 1, 2016 at 11:50 am The English are better at being miserable than the Scots. See: Morrissey, Jilted John and Radiohead WHERE’S YOUR BAY CITY ROLLERS NOW, SCOTS? BraveFart July 1, 2016 at 11:53 am Racists. We Scots expect to be designated as demented porridge wogs on this site. BraveFart July 1, 2016 at 11:58 am As to who does miserable better Steve, I think the jury’s out. I would offer Ally MacLeod in Argentina 1978, but I think you would perhaps top that with Roy Hodgson in France 2016. Iceland FFS! [suppressed uncontrollable sniggering] The Inimitable Steve July 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm BraveFart – They are a bunch of racists. I’m wearing a safety pin sellotaped to a McCowan’s Highland Toffee bar in solidarity with you ginger-pubed drunks. Surreptitious Evil July 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm Tunnocks, Steve, Tunnocks. Jim July 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm P.G Woodhouse. “It’s not hard to tell the difference between a ray of sunshine and a Scotsman with a grudge” Surely these days the ‘with a grudge’ part is superfluous? DocBud July 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm “Every country has idiots and Wales has them as well.” But for most countries the idiots constitute a tiny minority, often to be found in and around government, as opposed to the overwhelming majority. Ce soir, je suis Belge. Henry Crun July 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm The Scots are the smiliest, happiest people cf. Andy Murray, even when he wins he sounds fucking miserable. GlenDorran July 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm “As to who does miserable better…” The definitive picture of misery is that one of Alex Salmond in the back of the car when he knew he’d lost the IndyRef. Can’t be beaten. Rob July 1, 2016 at 11:01 pm That’s chippy winning Welsh bastards to you, fuckface. BniC July 2, 2016 at 4:26 am Journalist to Gareth bale – what has Wales down differently to England Bale – qualify for the quarter finals (make that semi’s now) Journalist – I meant on the pitch Bale – qualify for the quarter finals Pogo July 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm “There are still parts of Wales where the only concession to gaiety is a striped shroud”. Gwyn Thomas, “Punch” 18, June 1958. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.