Saturday, 1st August, 2009.

A Shot In The Dark

          From 3rd August, Ceredigion
Council will be switching off street-lighting between
midnight and five in the morning.

          I’ll wager crime-rates will go up
right across Old Cardiganshire’s rural areas.  
And how will Councillors who live in those areas manage to find their
staggering way home after a lock-in at the village pub?

          Ceredigion’s mix-up with county
finances of recent memory may indicate the real reason for this measure, and I
trust the Council-Tax will be reduced accordingly . . .

    However, Those-who-Know-What’s-Best-For-Us
have played the ecology card.   So that’s
alright, then.


News Of Wales Goes International!

          Wasn’t it
wonderful to hear a place in Wales
mentioned SEVERAL times on Radio 4 News last weekend?!   Mind you, I’ll bet none of those London
Newsreaders know where Tenby is!   Is
this a part of the underhanded plot to keep Cymru Cymraeg as part of the
“United” Kingdom, alongside Gordon Wotsit bringing his Cabinet here for its
meeting last week . . .?

          A friend of
mine once interviewed a Secretary of State for Wales
on a Welsh radio station.   During the
half-hour chat – on a phone-line from London
– my pal asked him which Welsh constituency he represented – none!;  and if he knew where Wales
is – no comment!;  and if he lived in Wales
– no!;  and did he know what things
concerned the people of Wales
– “I have advisors . . .”

          Of course,
that was a very long time ago.


A Final Question

          Can one of
the psychologists among my readers explain to me how walking backwards into the
sea from a dangerously unstable sand-bank and nearly getting drowned be classed
as “A Team-Building Exercise”?


About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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