Post-election, Charlotte Church has emerged as the rather surprising cheerleader for democracy. Good on her for using her position to challenge the status quo rather than making the most of her privilege.
For Andrew R.T Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, to describe my exercising of democratic freedom, as “unbecoming”, really says more than I ever could. Perhaps Andrew thinks I should get back to the ironing and stop babbling on about air-headed notions such as protecting the NHS (a system that Mr. Davies himself has been most mobile in attacking), fighting for a fairer society (a concept that entirely eludes his party), and championing the plight of those in society who are less privileged. Perhaps he wants to quiet me because I threaten his status as a wealthy, privately educated, white male. As for him, and others, denigrating me as a “champagne socialist”, I have to say I’m more of a Prosecco girl, myself. I was born in a working-class family who have for generations been active in political protest.