Byline: By MARTIN SHIPTON Western Mail
Dafydd elis-thomas will today deliver a lecture in which he characterises our age as one of 'state and anti-state terrorism'. The Plaid Cymru peer, who is Presiding Officer of the National Assembly, has called his Institute of Welsh Affairs National Eisteddfod Lecture Creating a New Europe - Enlarging our Borders. In it, he traces the concept of Europe over many centuries and describes himself as proud to be a Welsh European.
In one of the most controversial passages of his lecture, Lord Elis-Thomas compares the international situation today with the era of the Crusades.
He states, 'In the early 12th century that we …