Saturday, 10th October, 2009.

Promises, Promises

     It’s all systems go for our political
overlords in
Westminster.   Each
party – knowing a General Election is so close – are talking loud about how
wonderful our lives will be if we vote their cronies into power.   Well, it’s better to have their
belief-systems spoken aloud rather than be surprised at their hidden
agendas.   (The British Nazi Party would
do well to note that “talk is better than mutter” and let everyone know what it
really has in mind . . . )

     The Tories this week have told us a few
things which they are going to do which will bring sweetness and light to the
masses.

     Firstly, we heard from their Conference
that they would create a gathering of all devolved governments, and it would be
held – guess where – in
Westminster.  
What about poor little Mother England being invited along, too – even as
a non-voting guest?   Perhaps that would
boot our English cousins to demand their own government and become a bit more
like
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

 

And There’s More!

     A real Tory vote-catcher was their plan to
eliminate Social Security scroungers.  
Wherever I travel in rural
Wales, I hear stories – most of ‘em
perfectly true – that people from
England have moved into this or that
village and are simply there to avoid work.  
There, too, to avoid detection by the powers-that-be for working and
claiming State benefits.

     Immigrants get the blame for a lot of
things, but one cannot aim the “they’re taking our jobs” cry at many of those
from
England:  those
who are here to take our money, not our jobs.

     There is, of course, a solution to this Westerly immigration.   It is to build a strong and independent Wales – a Wales which looks after its own and
prevents “Social Security migrants” from setting up house here.

 

The Tory Case For
Euthanasia?

     Male Pension Age going up to
sixty-six.   Difficulties throughout
Britain caused by rising Life
Expectancy.   Those are two of the things
troubling Tory minds presently.

     How long will it be before “Euthanasia at
Seventy” becomes a war-cry for one or other of our democratically permitted
political parties?   Perhaps the BNP has
such a policy in its hidden agenda.

 

Did I Hear Right?

     As I zoomed about Wales last week spreading joy wherever I
went, I half-heard a news bulletin which mentioned that our Assembly had handed
out our cash to failing businesses.   And
that those “failing businesses” had taken the handout and closed down, anyway.   The names of a couple of non-Welsh-owned
companies were broadcast in the same bulletin.

     Surely big business could never take the
money and run – that would smack of underhandedness.   And we know that none of that ever goes on .
. .

 

A Plaudit

     A pat on the back for Rhun ap Iorwerth.  He’s one of Radio Wales news team, and it’s
always good to hear his pleasant and informative voice on air.

     It was Rhun who had the job of
interviewing various Tories at their Conference, and the lad confidently
refused to let any of ‘em off the hook when they squirmed to avoid answering his
questions with a straight yes or no.

     Well done, Rhun – diolch yn fawr.

Archie Lowe

archie.lowe@laughingdragons.co.uk

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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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