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11 April 2007

Back from Glasgow

I had a little long-weekend trip to Glasgow, Scotland. I didn't really get to see too much of the city, but I had a good walk around the town for about 2 hours on Good Friday, and it's a pleasant little place. It has the feel of a generally working-class city undergoing some mild yuppification.

One of the more amusing moments was running into the "Hope not Hate" bus rally and seeing Gordon Brown deliver a little "Hope not Hate" peptalk. "Glasgow is saying there is no place for racism in our society. There is no place for discrimination and there is no place for prejudice. There is no place for bigotry." And I would concur as any would-be bigot would have to be pretty dedicated to even locate a minority to abuse. However, it is kind of nice to be in a city where one can walk around at night with little danger of being a crime victim.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear writer,
I live in Glasgow. Let me assure you that the number of ethnic minorities here has risen exponentially over the last 15 years, thanks to our dumb government's open borders( or, since Britain is an island, open ports) policy.
Had you visited us, let's say, thirty years ago, you could have won a free hamburger every time you spotted an ethnic.
Crime is rising. Since Romania joined the EU, we now have a large number of 'Roma', (read 'gypsy') beggars on the streets.
Things ain't going to get better any time soon.

May 24, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Dear reader,
I sympathize with your situation, seeing your beloved city slowly slipping away. From my vantage point, however, which is New Jersey, there's no city anywhere around like Glasgow. Cities in New Jersey are basically hell-holes. Newark, our largest city, and a jewel 50 years ago, is a complete mess outside of its core downtown area, which itself is only safe during the day. I'm sorry to hear about the Roma invasion - I wish you and your city well and hope that the decline will be slow and manageable, unlike the almost overnight devastation our city's experienced 4 decades ago.

May 24, 2007 11:09 PM  

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