Joined: 07 Jan 2007
|Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 2:36 pm Post subject: Cardiff Day Republican Day # 3 - 1st June 2013
http://cbrd.btck.co.uk/2011 - nice picture involving the flags provided by Repwblic ... but Repwblic is not credited nor are the facts correctly stated.
cbayrday.com is redirecting to http://cbrd.btck.co.uk/ at present ... the new and bigger venue ' The Wharf ' has benches and tables outside, provided for us locals to smoke and curse the view of the permanent damage which was done by Labour and Conservative politicians to the historic East Bute Dock ... there is a substantial car park : drive along Tyndall Street and turn south down Schooner Way until it bends right and the entrance to the car park is on the left on the bend, the pub is on the other side of this failed isolated commercial development next to this stagnant puddle full of rubbish that was once full of fish and ships.
Don't bother to take the train to Butetown's station or the bus, just walk out of the south side of Cardiff Central Station and cross the car park to walk east past the roundabout with the fountains and go through Callaghan's Square onto Tyndall Street. It takes about ten minutes.
Now there is a press release around ... ?
Now it says there, without mentioning Repwblic.org, that Leanne Wood and Bethan Jenkins " swore an alternative oath " which is not what happened in CBRD # 1 in 2011 - oaths and affirmations have legal standing and the simple attestation - ' Yr Ardystiad ' - is not that sort of thing, see the thread below ... it also does not mention that two flags were used, the 1792 one not being mentioned because that is the one associated with Repwblic.org ... so I guess the statement " open to republicans of all persuasions " might be reflected upon when you fail to mention the previous participation of Repwblic which has the biggest republican website in Wales ... but there are reasons for this to be found in the intervening period, and whilst I will probably go along I will not be wanting to contribute again in future years unless I start to see some republicanism being talked there that actually draws upon the political theory in question.
The venue booked is apparently the upstairs bar and function room, the doors opening 6 pm with proceedings beginning at 6.30 pm - three sessions featuring Arian Cymru for monetary reform, Hawliau for national rights, Suzanne Campbell ( Republic UK ) and some poetry and musical entertainment.