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Just had a long weekend in Tenby. Lovely people, beaches, food and drink as per usual.

I noticed an awful lot of 'vote Conservative' election stuff around the area, placards in people's windows etc - does this part of South Wales usually vote this way as I had assumed it was all staunch labour or plaid cymru

Also, happened to be on the piss on sat night when those awful attacks happened - the support from the locals who knew I was from London was superb and mostly along the "deport them all / shoot the bastards" type of political discourse and fine diplomacy.
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So, you're surprised conservative voters would be of the "shoot them all" opinion? :o


I wouldn't read much into the advertising posters in houses etc. Last election I lived in Brighton Kemptown, which was full of vote Labour/vote Green signs. Not a blue sign to be seen. Guess who won that seat....
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Hawk97 wrote:So, you're surprised conservative voters would be of the "shoot them all" opinion? :o


I wouldn't read much into the advertising posters in houses etc. Last election I lived in Brighton Kemptown, which was full of vote Labour/vote Green signs. Not a blue sign to be seen. Guess who won that seat....
Hang on, just cos I saw lots of blue support around, doesn't mean the random but nice people out on a Saturday night would be.

I know there is no direct correlation but was just surprised to see so much overt Tory public support in that area.
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EC has predicted a 48.7% share for Conservatives for the seat of Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South. Up from 43.7. It's a safe seat.

Nearly 5000 UKIP voters last time.
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Hawk97 wrote:EC has predicted a 48.7% share for Conservatives for the seat of Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South. Up from 43.7. It's a safe seat.

Nearly 5000 UKIP voters last time.
I see. Thanks for great informative reply, as usual PR gives a better quicker answer than some fruitless googling.
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South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
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spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
Worst thread ever.
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All that has been said. And it's farming community. Always vote blue.

Did you get to Caldey Island? Love going there to see the monastery and wander around. Magical place is Pembs.
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spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
There's a very obvious cheap joke to be made there about settling Flemish speakers in Wales, but I'm above that sort of thing. ;)
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backrow wrote:Just had a long weekend in Tenby. Lovely people, beaches, food and drink as per usual.

I noticed an awful lot of 'vote Conservative' election stuff around the area, placards in people's windows etc - does this part of South Wales usually vote this way as I had assumed it was all staunch labour or plaid cymru

Also, happened to be on the piss on sat night when those awful attacks happened - the support from the locals who knew I was from London was superb and mostly along the "deport them all / shoot the bastards" type of political discourse and fine diplomacy.
Tenby is not really South Wales, yes it's Southern but they are a different demographic. It is considered West Wales.
Llanelli onward is West Walian. We barely even recognise Swansea to be honest, in fact we don't.
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LandOTurk wrote:All that has been said. And it's farming community. Always vote blue.

Did you get to Caldey Island? Love going there to see the monastery and wander around. Magical place is Pembs.
We did. Only 90 mins or so but had a mooch around the village and chapel .
Felt spiritually charged to be honest - was then brought back to reality a few hours later with the London attacks, massive drunkenness , and random Welsh women showing my wife their tattoos on their boobs and vaginal area.
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spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
I see - didn't know that. Certainly was no anti English sentiment when I was watching the lions game, surrounded by Boyos in Welsh jerseys. (Also a fair few incomprehensible Munster fans too)
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backrow wrote:
LandOTurk wrote:All that has been said. And it's farming community. Always vote blue.

Did you get to Caldey Island? Love going there to see the monastery and wander around. Magical place is Pembs.
We did. Only 90 mins or so but had a mooch around the village and chapel .
Felt spiritually charged to be honest - was then brought back to reality a few hours later with the London attacks, massive drunkenness , and random Welsh women showing my wife their tattoos on their boobs and vaginal area.

:shock: :shock:
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Yeah - perhaps I should explain that a bit more.

Was about midnight, everyone quite drunk, already had some bantz with randoms thanks to rugby and the attacks. Wifey queuing for loo, chats to some chicks about their tattoos , they classily show off their boob and near to muff tattoos .
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backrow wrote:Yeah - perhaps I should explain that a bit more.

Was about midnight, everyone quite drunk, already had some bantz with randoms thanks to rugby and the attacks. Wifey queuing for loo, chats to some chicks about their tattoos , they classily show off their boob and near to muff tattoos .
Phew :lol:
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Red Chopper wrote:
spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
There's a very obvious cheap joke to be made there about settling Flemish speakers in Wales, but I'm above that sort of thing. ;)
:lol:
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backrow wrote:
spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
I see - didn't know that. Certainly was no anti English sentiment when I was watching the lions game, surrounded by Boyos in Welsh jerseys. (Also a fair few incomprehensible Munster fans too)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsker_Line
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Mick Mannock wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
spartacws wrote:South Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" - the Normans settled it with English and Flemish farmers in the 12 century. It has quite a distinct culture from other parts of Wales.
There's a very obvious cheap joke to be made there about settling Flemish speakers in Wales, but I'm above that sort of thing. ;)
:lol:
Not bad. I'll give you that one. :thumbup: :lol:
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