Saturday, 13th March, 2010.

Divisive Laws

    The law in Wales and the law in Mother England are
not the same.   This, of course, can be
seen as yet another reason why the people of
Wales should run their own affairs.

    In England – which has no government of its
own, poor thing – sweethearts who want marry in an Anglican church of their
choice are free to do so.   In
Wales – which has a government of its own
– they do not have that choice.

    So, to make any change to that law, we must
go through the
Westminster crew, most of whom do not understand our land
and its ways.   It really is time for
change – perhaps a government for Mother England should be part of that change . . .


Health Care Targets

    Every week, it seems, I rant about the
inadequacies of the NHS in our land.  
Every week, I point out that it is not the fault of the nursing and
medical staff who are overworked and underpaid.

    No patient, pledged our glorious Assembly
Government in 2005, would be forced to wait for hospital treatment for “more
than twenty-six weeks.  In case our
Assembly Members are bad at mathematics, that’s six months!

    If you live in Wales, you would have suffered even had
that pledge been fulfilled, or you will know someone who has.   Now the figures show that the pledge has not
been fulfilled.

    Is it not time that our Assembly went
cap-in-hand (which seems to be the way we are forced to do things) to
Westminster and beg a bit more cash to fund our
Health Service?   Because you and I know
full well that, should
Westminster decide to take these Isles to war
at any time, the money for the instruments of war would be instantly
available.   Does the health and
wellbeing of our people not come first?


Spinning A Yarn

       On Mother’s Day, a rather large
hand-knitted blanket will be dumped – er, sorry, placed with reverence – on
Black Mountain in Brecon Beacons National Park.  
“Whoopee!”, I hear you cry.

    Word is that the daft idea is to give the
mountain a hug on that special day.   Oh,
good – it’s Kindness to Lumps of Rock Day.

    The knitter spent one-thousand-five-hundred hours creating
the thing.   She hopes her effort will “help to change the way people think about
farming-families and Welsh communities.”

    I’m sure it will!

    Now I’m off to stare at a blade of grass
somewhere in Merionethshire which, I hope, will bring about Welsh independence.

Archie Lowe

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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