We are all human beings!
MY, my, my — what a to do on the travellers' sites in Swansea.
Now the Gorseinon Chamber of Trade adds their two penny worth of comment (Post, December 29).
What no-one appears to grasp, is the fact that we are all human beings, and we are born with rights, laws are made to protect our rights (I dislike using the word ethnic) as it is used to discriminate.
We celebrate Christmas as Christians, so where is that spirit? We Welsh are known throughout the world for our hospitality to all. Family life, especially in our valleys, brought us up to value everyone's right to live where they chose. We all move to where we want to go, so why the furore when other people wish to do the same?
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Go and speak to them, you will find that over the years travellers went to find work, meet others, and many married, their families settling in Swansea.
Hopkins, Harris, O'Neils, Leyshon, are some of the names told to me by one traveller as family members living in the Swansea area. Is it possible that many who now oppose the rights of children to be educated, whose only crime is to be with parents exercising their rights to live a healthy lifestyle as they wish, are now family members of the ones they incite hatred against? Gorseinon Chamber of Trade fear for the safety of schoolchildren, also residents in sheltered accommodation and the protection of their own small businesses, against travellers.
Where else have they to go, for their children to have the education demanded by law, or shop for food, and clothes?
Read the laws before you decide to use racism, the Court of Human Rights could be the one thing overlooked when meetings are arranged, to demand our councils pander to the whims of the few.
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