15 MARCH 1975, Page 10


'Welsh' is, I think, a horrid word; A word that never should be heard. That's why this incident occurred, And why I've given you the bird.

Of course I know they've too much loot, And for the Pact don't car a hoot, And this is the inflating root Of the economy — to boot!

I'm well aware of what's afoot, And where blame should be rightly put. Some people are as black as soot; Give them an inch, they'll take a foot.

Why did you have to vaunt their shame?

I'm no apprentice at this game; A 'welsh' by any other name Would smell more sweet, but mean the same.

Basil Charles