Ignorance of these claims
IT is some 50 years since the drowning of the community of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn Valley, a sensitive and poignant date in the modern history of Wales.
Many people remember with great anger and sadness the tremendous arrogance on the part of the Liverpool Corporation which led to the destruction of a close knit community that had existed in the area since time immemorial.
Indeed, the growth of devolution and the existence of our Welsh Government can be traced back to this event, and the determination of many Welsh people to ensure it never happened again.
So it was with some shock and anger I witnessed the spectacle of the Labour leader of Swansea Council David Phillips, extolling the "benefits" (as he described them) of North Wales supplying Liverpool with its water, at a planning meeting last week.
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Mr Phillips was speaking in favour of the proposed Mynydd Y Gwair windfarm development to the north of Swansea.
Presumably his party had the benefits of Welsh water in mind when they inserted a clause in the Government of Wales Act 2006 ensuring that the Welsh Government would do nothing to imperil "England's water supply".
What is perhaps truly saddening about the whole thing is that at the time many Welsh Labour MPs opposed the drowning of Capel Celyn. What would they think of their party now, and the ignorance of its supposed leaders?