1974 Borders defined

 

A useful guide to the 1974 borders of Radnorshire, based on a map of 1809 located in Lisa’s shop in Presteign-On-Lugg

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Nuclear-Free Radnorshire

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At this weekend’s historic meeting of the RLF, it was decided to declare Radnorshire ‘Nuclear-Free’.

Older Friends of the RLF will recall that back in the Eighties, lots of ‘loony left’ councils declared themselves nuclear-free, to the great hilarity of the fuck-nut Capitalist scumbags who run the world, who knew that they could do what they like anyway.

But we at the RLF think the fuck-nut Capitalist scumbags and their lickspittle apologists have had their day.

Powys County Council have earmarked £2.8 million of our money to appeal against the construction of wind farms in Montgomeryshire. Imagine what could have been done with that money. For example, rather than seeing Kayes castings factory in Preteigne close, they might have invested that money in developing and manufacturing renewable energy solutions. In the census of 2001, reproduced on the Powys website, 25% of Presteigne’s population were recorded as working in manufacturing. We dread to think what that percentage is now. Powys are happy to let Radnorshire de-populate and die.

Powys did nothing to prevent mass unemployment, but instead have chosen to spend our money on climate-change denial and short-termism. County Councillor Myfanwy Alexander has taken a lead in defending an out-dated and ignorant view of aesthetic considerations of the countryside over employment, energy security, the undoubted benefits that renewable energy bring to small rural communities, and the fact that humankind needs to act now in the face of anthropogenic climate change.

Imagination, creativity or intelligent thinking are not Powys County Council’s strong points. In fact, their only strong point is the use of fear to defend their own interests, and the interests of their friends.  Of course most people are scared by bullies with £2.8 million to spend on lawyers.

In declaring Radnorshire a Nuclear-Free Zone, we declare our opposition to Powys County Council’s desicion to spend almost three million pounds defending the prospects of a handful of County Councillors.

Fleggers from Ceredigion

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Now, I know I said yesterday that ‘This is it’ re. the flag of the RLF. Well, today I have been contacted by a vexillologist from Ceredigion who would very much like to see Powys go the way of Dyfed. The counties of Ceredigion (Cardigan if you must) Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were subsumed by ‘Dyfed’ in 1974, but they reagained their independance a few years back. He has come up with this one, which really is the feller.  Cynod Sir Faesyfed!

This is it. Really. We really mean it this time.

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Right. This is the one. The RLF vexillologists were threatened with being first to the wall come the great day. Another correspondent described our Michaelmas flag as ‘Jessey’ (sic). We at the RLF (District Council) like a joke as much as the next liberation front, but enough is enough.

We have therefore sacked our new design team, and brought back the old one. This time, instead of using the colours of the Mortimers, they have used the colours of the winning side of the Battle of Bryn Glas (ie Owain Glyndwr). It should never be forgotten that the greatest victory of the Welsh over the English was fought and won on the soil of Radnorshire.

So, can we please move onto the important business of bringing about the downfall of Powys, and stop sniping about the fecking flag.

Thank you.

The RLF District Council

The road to Water-Break-Its-Neck

5002287888_91a191fa1d_z This is a fascinating link, from the Green Lanes Association. It shows quite clearly the incompetence of Powys County Council.

We particularly like the concluding paragraph, which could be applied to many of the doings at ‘County Hall’; it makes you wonder if the people of Powys are aware that their elected members appear not to check basic facts and seem unwilling to allow the public to directly participate in the democratic process. However, they are apparently content to give a small group of influential people free rein to needlessly spend taxpayers’ money, at a time of heavy cuts, on what appears to be a hidden agenda that runs contrary to declared policies by using expensive Barristers and dubious legal tactics.’

Powys is too big to exist.  The time is coming when the people of Radnorshire will regain a real democratic say over the running of our historic county.

The Flag of the RLF

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Today the RLF District Council were contacted by concerned Radnorians who felt that the colour scheme carelessly chosen by the RLF design people represented the Mortimers, who had oppressed Radnorshire in the days before Powys. We at the RLFDC agree, and we have sent the old designers for political re-education, and have hired a new team to come up with a new flag.

We so love what they’ve done, and we hope it enthuses you, and strikes fear into the hearts of the Powysite oligarchs who are currently occupying Llandrindod.

The colours are taken from a Michaelmas daisy, symbolising our Archangel and Protector. The picture of Michael slaying the dragon represents traditional views of Michael, whilst the addition of our web address gives it a contempoary feel, very much in line with the demands of the RLF.