Saunders Lewis, a founding member and former leader [of the Plaid], saw the Jews and the English as enemies, while admiring Hitler and Mussolini. [Interruption.] Of course, the nationalists do not want to hear this. Of Hitler, Saunders Lewis declared:
At once he fulfilled his promise—a promise which was greatly mocked by the London papers months before that—to completely abolish the financial strength of the Jews in the economic life of Germany.
The Welsh nationalist attitude to the English is also seen in their opposition to English children being evacuated to Wales to avoid the bombing of their homes during the second world war. They said that that would
completely submerge and destroy all of Welsh national tradition.
Saunders Lewis went on to say that the
movement of population is one of the most horrible threats to the continuation and to the life of the Welsh nation that has ever been suggested in history.