The BBC sports presenter Jason Mohammad has voiced anger at a lack of government help for the Ely estate in Cardiff where he grew up, 30 years after the so-called bread riots erupted in the area.
'Bread riots'..? Were people starving in Ely, then?
Ely remains among the most deprived areas of Wales in terms of income, employment, health and education, according to the Welsh government, which classes part of the area as suffering among the worst “deep-rooted deprivation” in Wales.
Gosh! Who knew?
“I feel angry that the Westminster government and the Senedd government haven’t addressed the needs of these people,” Mohammad said. “They’ve cried out for help for years. Sometimes I think no one has listened.”
How have they 'cried out for help', then?
Mackay said: “It seems cool now to ride a bike around Ely and smash a window. People are filming it on social media and people are becoming famous on LADbible and some of these platforms … The behaviours and attitudes are still in the area.”
Ah. The same way all the other rioters in history have, it seems...
Asked about Mohammad’s view, Drakeford said that Tony Blair’s government delivered “unprecedented levels of investment in community assets and new economic opportunities for young people”.
But they clearly prefer making arses of themselves to working for a living...