Witless prejudice

What is wrong with the media? First Anne Robinson and the BBC (Room 101, 5 March) think that the Welsh are accept-able targets for derision, and now Hunter Davies (NS, 5 March) sees fit to condemn Neil Kinnock as a Welsh windbag. Davies is entitled to his opinion of Kinnock, but what has his being Welsh got to do with anything?

Are media contributors so bereft of wit and literary skill that they have to resort to the kind of minority-bashing that publications such as the New Statesman proclaim to be firmly against?

Stuart Austin
Morriston, Swansea

This article first appeared in the 19 March 2001 issue of the New Statesman, The New Statesman Essay - Trapped in the human zoo