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Second Llanrwst Tory councillor in anti-Welsh row

30 Aug 2019 2 minutes Read

 

Pont Fawr, Llanrwst. Photo by Michael under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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.”

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Annwyn Lewis
Annwyn Lewis
1 year ago

What do you expect from an effing Tory! When will people understand that anyone in Wales who votes Tory must be effing bonkers because in no way shape or form can they ever hope to understand us or work for us. It really makes my blood boil! I’ve neen teaching Welsh for 31 years and this undermines all my efforts and is another Tory lie. I cannot begin to describe how much I despise Tories. I think they shouls all have been , to quote Johnson the idiot’s words, “spaffed” against a wall and I have not even touched the… Read more »

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Annwyn Lewis

Not necessarily bonkers. Could simply be colonials voting for their own. The joys of free movement of people.

Namyn un
Namyn un
1 year ago

Dyfarniad un sy’n anllythrennog yn y Gymraeg. Mae lle yma i bobol dda Llanrwst ledaenu ei orwelion neu symud ei borfa.

Tudor Rees
Tudor Rees
1 year ago

Wrth gwrs, nid yw pob Tori yn wrth Gymraeg, ac mae lan i’r rhai sy’n parchu’r iaith goleuo ei chwiorydd a brodyr anwybodus. Hefyd mae angen i bobl Llanrwst helpu yn hyn o beth, ond bydd angen wneud hyn yn garedig, achos roedd y system addysg ar gael iddynt yn y gorffennol mor annigonol.

Owain jones
Owain jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Tudor Rees

Tori? Ceidwad!!

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago

Gyrfa ar ben yn fuan, gobeithio. Grrr!

Kipper
Kipper
1 year ago

What a bitch

Kipper
Kipper
1 year ago

Typical english

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Kipper

No, it isn’t typical.

jr humphrys
jr humphrys
1 year ago

With this reactionary Boris gov. the Tory imperialist settlers now feel confident enough to
say what they truly feel. Cofio!

Norm
Norm
1 year ago
Reply to  jr humphrys

All this talk in the media everyone calling each other ”nazis” and here’s the real thing right under our noses….

John
John
1 year ago

No, it’s a massively important symbol of nationhood. I take it you didn’t go to the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol then?

Dominic
Dominic
1 year ago
Reply to  John

I didn’t bother going to the eisteddfod because Metallica Wern,t playing there only crap Welsh choirs

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Where was this comment ?

Norm
Norm
1 year ago

I agree with her so what its my opinion the ”National” Eisteddfod was a blight on local people.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago
Reply to  Norm

The only problem for residents was the traffic, but the event itself was, as you would expect, welcomed and well received, as it is wherever it’s held. It’s the very populariity of the festival that produced so much traffic, but they seem to have managed it quite well, and were able also to cater for dsabled parking.

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