"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

Sunday 26 January 2014

When is an English paedo not an English paedo?

The BBC recently reported on the rape of a 15 year old girl in Colwyn Bay. Now I can't be the only one who doesn't trust our state broadcaster so whenever I read a story like this I invariably google the person involved. I shouldn't have to do this but a comment left on my post regarding a recent BBC news blackout has prompted me to do this.

So after a basic google search of his name, Gavin Benit, I found the following.

A basic google search of the name 'gavin benit'

Saturday 25 January 2014

The forgotten Welsh club, Chester FC

I've often heard it mentioned that Chester FC's ground is partly in Wales. Sometimes it's one of their stands, sometimes the car park. The story tends to change so after seeing how Chester Airport is actually a good mile or so inside Wales I thought I'd take a look. Naturally I decided to use the online maps that are freely available so I thought I'd hit up Yahoo maps to find the dopest route.

Yahoo map showing Chester FC is in Wales. Share via twitter | facebook

Thursday 23 January 2014

Chester Airport

If you were to ask someone where Chester Airport is then you probably shouldn't be surprised if they were to say that it was in Chester, England. If you were to take a look at their website, chesterairport.co.uk then again you might be mistaken for thinking that Chester Airport was in Chester, England. And if, whilst looking at their airport you were to go to the contact us page where you would see their address, then yes, once again you might think that Chester Airport is actually in Chester, England.

Chester Airport clearly doesn't know how to read a map. Share via twitter | facebook

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Fight or flight

Wales will never be able to compete with the other countries of the world if we are not even allowed to compete with the country next door. As long as we are a colony of England and as long as we keep electing politicians that refuse to fight for Wales we will never be anything more than the runt of the litter.

Obvious examples I've posted about recently are water, energy and even our mail service which are geared towards providing jobs in England. But another one that landed at the tail end of last year was the prospect of devolving air passenger duty.

Devolving APD would be beneficial to Wales, especially now that Cardiff Airport is a nationalised asset. Since everyone in Wales effectively co-owns this asset it's in our best interest for it to be an economic success. In the six counties, devolving APD is seen as a good thing by our London masters as it's a way of poaching customers from their neighbour and former British colony, The Republic of Ireland.

MPs who fight for Wales in green. Share via twitter | facebook

Sunday 19 January 2014

Going Postal

Here's a question for you. There are eight post code areas in Wales. Can you name them?

Here's the map showing all eight.

3/8ths of post code areas in Wales are English. Share via twitter | facebook

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Salting the earth

Halen Môn (Anglesey Sea Salt) has just been awarded EU regional protection. In a nutshell it means that no one else can produce it unless they are using salt from the sea around Ynys Môn. Wales needs all the protection it can get from exploitation and I really hope that this new status along with the recent protection of Pembrokeshire early potatoes is the start of a fresh wave of Welsh products that are recognised and afforded the added protection and brand recognition they deserve.

But there is a delicious irony in this sea salt shanty and that is that the sea around Wales is not owned by the people of Wales, it is owned by our old enemy The Crown Estate. And as such that means that anyone who wants to remove natural resources from the sea around Wales has to pay The Crown Estate. Whether this is sea water as in the case of Halen Môn or dredging in The Bristol Channel it doesn't matter.

To recap, Halen Môn has its brand protected from exploitation but the only raw material used, Welsh sea water, is an exploited resource. And it's worth mentioning why it is still an exploited resource once again.

Those who salt the earth of Wales are in red. Share via twitter | facebook

Monday 13 January 2014

More Reasons to Question the EBC

The Welsh speaking parents of a one year old boy who lives near Bangor were given a prescription in Welsh for medicine for the baby. For whatever reason Morrisons pharmacy refused to dispense it until a translation was obtained. After a delay of a few hours whilst the parents returned to the surgery they finally received the medication but the boy's worsening condition meant he was later taken to A&E.

The prescription that launched a thousand shares (ish). Share via twitter | facebook

Saturday 11 January 2014

Uganda - 'Kill the Gays'

It was only recently that our First Minister was up in Scotland doing the dirty work for the London Tories, telling the Jocks that they are too wee, too poor and too stupid to be a real country. Now our First Minister is embarrassing us once again in Uganda, a country that wanted to 'Kill the Gays'.

Carwyn is in the former British colony of Uganda planting trees, less than a month after the Ugandan Government increased the penalty for homosexuality to life imprisonment.

Pic from Fails Online. Share via twitter | facebook

Thursday 9 January 2014

The 37 Traitors

In 1956 a Private Bill was brought to Parliament by the Liverpool City Council, they wanted to drown Welsh villages in order to steal more Welsh water. At the time Wales had 37 MPs, all but one voted against it. The sole traitor who didn't vote against it abstained.

In 2014 we have 40 MPs and instead of one traitor we have 37. These are the 37 cowards who would rather a pat on the back from their London masters than bring water under the full ownership of Wales instead of this sham ownership we currently have. I have mentioned this before, just as I have mentioned the traitors who would rather Wales didn't control its energy or The Crown Estate.

In order to simplify it, rather than a big list of all the scumbags who have once again sold us down the river I've just coloured in a map to show you.

Scumbags in Red. Patriots in Green. Share via twitter | facebook

Sunday 5 January 2014

Population Projections

No doubt most people who read this blog will also read Jac's blog. And recently Jac has posted about the wildly varying projected population figures for Wales for the next couple of decades. So I am going to use the data from these projections and compare it with the historical population figures. And see what happens.

My first port of call was the ONS website, in particular this report (.pdf) which also has a link to a table with the official census figures for Wales from 1801 to 2011. I was just going to do it from 1911 but since someone has kindly gone to all that trouble to table them nicely I will go back to 1801.

Wales population from 1801-2011. Graph from here (.pdf)

Thursday 2 January 2014

Y Farteg

Many will remember this story from last year, where in the Welsh village of Varteg, which is in the Welsh county of Torfaen there had been a plan to use the Welsh form of the village name, 'Y Farteg'. This sent many anti-Welsh language bigots off on one and the plan to change the name has now been abandoned.

At the time Sioned Jones, 42, who lives in the village near Pontypool, south Wales, said: 'Just imagine how embarrassing it will be to have the word "fart" in your village's name - never mind being followed by "egg".

This is coming from a person called Sioned, which is the Welsh form of Janet and is not pronounced See-On-Ed it is pronouced SHON-ed. No doubt Sioned will have, at some point in her life had to explain to someone how to pronounce her name. Yet she is mortified at the prospect of having to explain to someone how to pronounce the name of her village.

NIMBYwch yn ofalus

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Welsh Rugby Regions V2.0

It took about ten years but they finally managed to screw up the regional teams in Wales. So I have taken it upon myself to save Welsh rugby by establishing five brand new regions instead of the four that we did have.

The five four new regions of Welsh Rugby. Share via twitter | facebook