Second Llanrwst Tory councillor in anti-Welsh row
Llanrwst town councillor Adele Channer-Clarke has been accused of posting derogatory remarks about the Welsh language on Facebook.
In one post that recently came to light she described Welsh as a “crappy, dying language”.
Earlier this month Channer-Clarke’s sister Aldean Channer, also a Tory councillor for Llanrwst, sparked widespread anger after she falsely claimed that just two per cent of Wales’ population speaks Welsh and that translation services are a waste of money.
Cllr Channer-Clarke, who represents the Crwst ward, initially claimed to North Wales Live that the comments made in her name came from a “fake Facebook account”, but later claimed her account had been “hacked” and refused to make any further comments on the matter.
According to Cllr Channer-Clarke, her sister has received death threats since her comments were publicised last week but town clerk Rosslyn Morgan emphatically denied the claim, saying: “I have no knowledge of any death threats to any elected member or employee of the town council.”
Osian Rhys, chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Welsh Language Society said: “We know from opinion polls that the future of our national language is a matter of great concern for the people of Wales.
“Councillors across the country should be working to promote the language, not talking it down.
“The people of Llanrwst deserve better.”