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ricciardos · 3 hours ago
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I’m not sure how many Welsh people follow me (if you’re here hello hi I love you 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿) but I just thought I’d share that you can still register to vote in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) Elections in May.
The deadline to register is 11:59pm on April 19th and then the election is on May 6th.
Also, for the first time, if you’re 16 or 17 you can vote in the elections and your vote matters so please register and vote if you can.
LINK TO REGISTER (really easy, takes about 5 minutes)
Link to a simple guide explaining the election
Link to see the candidates in your area
Please feel free to message me if you have any questions (about the election, how the proportional representation vote works, the parties etc) and I will do my best to answer!
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rebellionofthecattle · 4 hours ago
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I don't think I have any Thatcher supporters following me, but, angry and bitter, I'm writing about her anyway.
I've seen some false-progressive Americans saying that Thatcher is only hated because of sexism. ("No, I'm not a feminist." - Margaret Thatcher, 1978. "The feminists hate me, don't they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison." - Margaret Thatcher, 2011.) I've seen others telling Brits that we should "get over it" because she isn't in power. Both are irritating and misguided, but I've yet to see a proper response to the latter.
My first response is "fuck off, Yankee doodle dandee, you don't know shit about British politics". My second, more well-thought-out response, is that the changes most notably marked by Thatcher and her ilk are irreparable and long-standing.
There was, in Britain, a sense of community that pulled working-class towns together. Mostly, I am talking about mining and car production towns. Men would work the same jobs, finish at the same time, and head down to the same pub. And, these jobs were both skilled and highly available.
To put it simply, Thatcher got rid of those jobs, offered no more jobs, and allowed the service industry to fill the vacuum. These new jobs were unskilled and unreliable. It tore communities apart, closed down businesses, and left swathes of the unemployed.
This blatant mistreatment of the working class was paired with a new excuse: Working class people deserve it! They simply aren't as smart and talented and polite as the deserving rich. The rich pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and earned what they have.
This, of course, isn't true. But, it was reiterated enough that it stuck in the public consciousness. It stuck enough that working class people would hurl it back at their neighbours, their communities - lies about dole scroungers, and teenage girls pumping out kids to avoid the workforce. "The 'good' working classes have gone," we are told. "They are middle class. And, the remaining working class are too lazy and ignorant to join them."
These issues did not end when Thatcher came out of power. These issues did not end when Thatcher died. They are just as present.
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lightworshipper · 5 hours ago
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Here’s an old chart from a Welsh school of the Ogham alphabet with its Rune equivalent:
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worldsplurgeleague · 5 hours ago
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Spain gets the top spot! Christmas Island storms into top 3! Antarctica and Central African Republic have made it into the list, new at 14 and 17. Outside top 20 list Solomon Islands, Åland Islands and Finland and more are all on the move. ¡Mejor del mundo!
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tvawales · 7 hours ago
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News: People in Wales who cannot work from home encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests
News: People in Wales who cannot work from home encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests
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keflenuba · 8 hours ago
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tough days, SF, north wales
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notkingtriton · 11 hours ago
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Castle View, Wales
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bad-moodboard · 12 hours ago
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Welsh gothic. A Philip Jones Griffiths photograph taken in south Wales. The biblical quotation provides a dramatic ‘epitaph’ set against the Valleys landscape. 1961.
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dracoisthebae · 15 hours ago
made my day to see Welsh on tumblr. diolch
Helo!
Diolch am y neges, mwynha dy ddiwrnod!
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uklesbians · 15 hours ago
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Hi! I'm Cody, 22 from South Wales. I love everything yellow, nature wise and art! Don't be shy 😊
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tvawales · 15 hours ago
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News: Over half of 18-34 year olds favour charities that use subtitles in adverts
News: Over half of 18-34 year olds favour charities that use subtitles in adverts
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northern-punk-lad · 19 hours ago
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Not my normal type of post but
If you are from Wales this election is a big one you have a chance to push your independence movement forward and with the voting age at 16 more people can vote
I’m not welsh I’m not gonna tell you who to vote but get out there and vote 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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beardofkamenev · 22 hours ago
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The status of adultery lacked clarity in both late medieval England and Wales. Certainly adultery was a sin, but how serious a sin? The canonist William Lyndwood (ca. 1375-1446) wrote that in the hierarchy of misdeeds, adultery ranked higher than fornication because it violated marriage vows. Still, adultery was not the most serious of sexual misdeeds. In fact, the English ecclesiastical courts tended to treat adultery relatively leniently, perhaps because it was so common. London church courts, for example, regularly commuted penances for adultery to a fine. [...] Adultery's seriousness also shifted according to place and person. Women's adultery found no acceptance in late medieval England, and male civic leaders [...] could hurt their reputations by this kind of sexual behaviour. Men who could govern their own sexual impulses could also be trusted to govern their households and to be responsible in greater affairs. Yet, aristocratic men might engage in extramarital affairs relatively freely [...]. While the moral significance and concrete consequences of adultery were thus fluid in England, they were even less certain in Wales, where tradition provided a markedly different context for marriage, sexual partnerships, and sexual mores in general. Although Anglo-Norman settlers in Wales from the 12-century onwards probably helped to spread a basic familiarity with the canon law of marriage, this law had to contest with Welsh secular laws that laid out starkly contrasting rules. Welsh law, for instance, allowed a marriage to end in divorce, and people did not regard marriage as a sacrament, but as a contract that could be terminated — a clear conflict with canon law's emphasis on indissolubility. Further, Welsh inheritance laws seemed to indicate a tacit acceptance of concubinage, since sons from these relationships could inherit, no matter their mothers' legal relationships to their fathers. Also, it seems that Welsh law may have allowed a man to have both a legal wife and a concubine at the same time. Even if Welsh marriage customs slowly conformed to canon law in the Middle Ages, the Welsh laity's view of marriage never fully converged with those of the church.
Kathleen Kamerick, ‘Tanglost of Wales: Magic and Adultery in the Court of Chancery circa 1500’, The Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. 44, No. 1 (2013)
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fromthetrain · 23 hours ago
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bad wolf bay
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The poster comes after last month's news that all UK Government buildings in Wales must fly the Union Jack in "superior position" to the Welsh flag....
On the left, it says in English: "In accordance with the directive of Minister for Culture, the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden, notice is hereby given that a flagpole will be erected on Grosmont Town Hall such that the Flag of the Union can be flown on a daily basis."
"The flag will be raised for the first time on St George's Day, April 23 2021 by the leader of the Conservative Party in Wales, the Rt Hon Andrew R T Davies."
Then next to it on the right is a fake Welsh translation that says: "A fu erioed weinidog mwy chwerthinllyd na Rt Hon Oliver Dowden. Polyn baner ar neuadd y dref. A yw'n mynd yn fwy gwirion."
"Hoffen wahodd Rt Hon Andrew Rt Davies i Grosmont am dydd Sant George, 23ain mis Ebrill, felly gallwn wthio baner yr undeb i mewn ei twll din."
In English, that means: "Has there ever been a more laughable minister than the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden. A flagpole at the Town Hall. And it gets dafter."
"I would like to invite the Rt Hon Andrew R T Davies to Grosmont on St George's Day. April 23rd. so that we can push the Union Jack banner into his asshole."
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andarix · a day ago
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Hobbit House, Wales
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lilcabinwitch · a day ago
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I bought this little welsh plate at my local antique shop
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