Keith Ross’ speech at the Anti-Fascist Rally in Swansea on Saturday 9 March
The instigators of today’s event set the theme as Pride.
So I thought I would just share a few of the things that Im proud of with you.
I’m proud that Swansea is a City of Sanctuary, in recognition of all the hard work that has gone on in this city over the years to make it a place of welcome and safety for all.
I’m particularly proud of my personal role in making that happen.
I’m proud of Swansea City Football Club winners of the Capital One Cup captained by Ashley Williams; goals scored by Nathan Dyer and Jonathan De Guzman.
I’m proud to be British.
I’m proud to live in a country that, despite the best efforts of government and certain sections of our media, is still renowned the world over as a place that offers a welcome and safety to people from beyond our borders.
I’m proud to number among my friends and neighbours people from many countries; people of all faiths and of none; some of them here in the crowd today.
This is 21st century Britain. Multi-Ethnic; Multi-Cultural; Multi-Faith.
We’ve had immigration in this country since way before the English arrived. That’s the way we want it, and that’s the way its going to stay.
This is our country. This is how it is.
If you don’t like it tough. Crawl back down whatever hole you came out of and learn to deal with it. And don’t come back onto our streets until you have.
Swansea – City of Sanctuary – Fascists not welcome.
Well said Keith!! They are not welcome in Bridgend either!