"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Monday, 4 April 2016

Guide to the Welsh Election - 2016

On the 5th May 2016 the people of Wales will once again vote for who they want to become their Assembly Members for the next term. This then helps decided who will form the next Welsh government. I thought I'd put together a guide to explain how the Welsh elections work for the benefit of the first time voters. I'll update the page up until the election.

1. You need to be on the electoral register in order to vote.
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Monday, 7 March 2016

The Red Dragon - The story of the Welsh Flag

The nice people at Y Lolfa have sent me a copy of Siôn T Jobbins' new book, The Red Dragon - The story of the Welsh Flag. As with the previous book review I will be giving a copy away to one lucky reader but for those who can't wait you can grab a copy from Y Lolfa here.

The cover is simple, a black background with a picture of Gareth Bale holding our flag during the celebrations after the last match of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The back cover has a few different pictures featuring the red dragon as well as the expected synopsis and a brief introduction to Siôn. At just under 100 pages it won't put many people off, neither will the £3.99 price tag.-

Ti'n croeso Gareth bach.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Scumbag Labour - Jam Tomorrow 2016

In May 2016 we once again go to the polls to elect a new Welsh government. This will be the fifth set of elections since devolution began and each of the previous four saw Labour emerge as leaders of the Welsh Government.

Even before the first Welsh election in 1999 Labour had already been running Wales from London since 1997 so effectively Labour have been running Wales for 19 years.

So when I saw Labour's latest pre-election bribes pledges I had to question why they were pledges. Why can't they just do them and then let us judge them on their record.

Jam Tomorrow 2016 edition

Sunday, 24 January 2016

#DespiteBeingTaughtInWelsh

They've only gone and done it again. The Western Fail, the self-titled 'national newspaper of Wales' has insulted Welsh speakers once again in a piece that made Welsh education sound like a disability.

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Screenshots via Rhun ap Iorwerth and Nic from Wales

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Colonialism 3.0

I'm in the middle of working on a new site and was looking to buy one of these newfangled .wales or .cymru website. I have mentioned these way back in 2012 with the appropriately titled Colonialism 2.0.

Wales' domain names launched in 2015 and I made the decision to keep with my .com for this site. And don't worry about an extra site, this site will remain as infrequently updated as it has always been.

Off I went to ourhomeonline.wales and sure enough the domain I was looking for was available. It then presented you with a selection of resellers that you can purchase the domain from. The initial selection is quite limited but it does present you with an option of displaying all of the resellers.

Resellers of .wales and .cymru domains from here