Wednesday, 11 March 2015

See below, an e-mail that I recieved yesterday from a Deputy Clerk at the Welsh Assembly following my telephone query as to why a petition that embassy Glyndŵr had sent to the Assembly Petition Page on the Assembly's website well (over two weeks ago) had not appeared yet on the Petition's page to enable supporters of the petition to sign it. The message recieved is in Cymraeg but roughly and briefly translated it states that:

 The Welsh Assembly has not got the powers to denote public or bank holidays in Cymru, only the United Kingdom has those powers so your petition is not acceptable for consideration by the Assembly.

So, there we have it, we havent even got the basic powers to designate and promote our own symbols of sovereignty and independence in that 'hollow toothless dragon' of a building they call a Welsh Assembly in Bae Caerdydd. If we can't even have the right to promote our Independence flag with a designated Independence Day - what hope have we of ever winning independence? The powers that be in Westminster, and their lackies in Cymru, will make sure that 'Cymric Independence' never sees the light of Day UNLESS...we step out of this mentality where we have been brainwashed to believe that we must ask the London Government for permission for everything!   We can begin to act independently immediately by flying the Glyndŵr flag, our National Independence flag, whereever possible and at every opportunity. We can make our own 'independent' statement almost immediately by the 'first act' of taking our Independence flag to fly at the Independence Rally in Bae Caerdydd on April 4th and then, we can send everyone we know worldwide (including press and media) 'happy Cymric Independence Day'  greetings on May 28th along with an impressive pic of the Glyndŵr Independence flag.

Let's not turn to London, as beggars, 'cap in hand' anymore to beg for our independence as a nation, Instead, let's build up the momentum and support here in Cymru, by expressing our defiance of English rule with symbolic acts such as the flying of our independence flag.

See the message I recieved below in red, and underneath it, the 'rejected' petition.

Cyn y gallwn gynnal deiseb ar wefan y Cynulliad, mae angen inni sicrhau ei bod yn dderbyniol o dan Reolau Sefydlog y Cynulliad a thelerau ac amodau deisebau. Mae hyn yn cynnwys sicrhau nad yw'n gofyn i’r Cynulliad wneud rhywbeth nad oes ganddo'r pŵer i'w wneud. Llywodraeth y DU sy’n gyfrifol am bwerau sy'n ymwneud â dynodi gwyliau cyhoeddus a banc o dan Adran 1 ac Atodlen 1 o Ddeddf Bancio a Thrafodion Ariannol 1971. Mae hyn yn golygu nad yw eich deiseb yn dderbyniadwy i'w hystyried o dan broses ddeisebau'r Cynulliad.
Mae croeso i chi gysylltu â mi os hoffech drafod hyn ymhellach.
Dymuniadau gorau,
Kathryn Thomas
Dirprwy Glerc / Deputy Clerk
Gwasanaeth y Siambr a Phwyllgorau / Chamber and Committee Service
Petition calling for May 28th to be officially recognised as a National Day to fly the Independence flag of Cymru.

On the 26th May 1999, The Western Mail newspaper published a full front page article under the heading ‘Celebration of a Nation ‘ and in that article, much was made of the fact that the Cymric Assembly that the politicians of 1999 were campaigning for, had, in fact, been won 593 years previously when Prince Owain Glyndŵr established his Parliament in Machynlleth in June 1404. Since the appearance of the aforementioned article, the present Assembly has seen fit to make use of the said Senedd Glyndŵr, along with Cymric history as a whole, as tools to build a nation – in the hope that the present Assembly will develop into a Senedd in the unforeseen future. But, Embassy Glyndŵr believes that if this aim is to be realised, then the Assembly, and the rest of Cymru, must, once and for all, recognise and embrace the only flag that can symbolise and represent the aspirations of the Assembly for our nation. The flag in question is the one that flew over the Independent Cymru Senedd in Machynlleth in 1404, namely, the  ‘Four Lions Rampant’ flag of Prince Owain Glyndŵr and not the red dragon on the field of white and green flag of Henry Tudor, the flag of a man that could not wait to wear the English crown and ditch his Cymric roots.


Prince Owain Glyndŵr was born on May 28th 1354 so, Embassy Glyndŵr sees this date as ideal to note officially as a National Day to fly the Independence flag of Cymru – the Glyndŵr flag. Flying this, our Independence Flag all over Cymru, as well as worldwide, annually on this date would be, both, a means to celebrate the birth of our most importance of national heroes as well as a means of ‘seriously’ noting the re-birth of that new nation that is aspired for.


Embassy Glyndŵr, and all the signatories of this petition, therefore petitions the Assembly in Bae Caerdydd to recognise and act on the call for May 28th to be officially established as the National Day to fly the Independence Flag of Cymru annually.