Saturday, 23rd April, 2011.

Recycling Politicians

          I was half asleep when I heard a spokesman for some political party or other coming from my radio.   The thrust of his party’s aims seemed to be the recycling of MPs.

His argument seemed to be that, instead of electing our own AMs to our Senedd, we should let the people we send to Wasteminster come back to Cardiff once a month and run Welsh affairs.

An old cynic like me extended that idea and, perhaps, stumbled on the real plan behind the policy.

If the MPs Wales sends up to The Mother of Parliaments can pop back to our capital and run our land, why go to the expense of paying their fares?   They could do the job from London, thus saving the Exchequer a few bob.

Beware:  democracy can be eroded through stealth!

There’s No Business Like Show Business

          As if we weren’t fed up to the rear molars with being “encouraged” to vote three times in May, next week brings us a real distraction to what’s going on.   Going on, that is, during the current financial Slump, the military actions in Libya and the Middle East, and almost any other nasty news you care to mention.

We shall all be glued to our tellies next Friday, of course, watching the Show of the Year as somebody we didn’t vote for married a posh bird.

I would recommend a couple of Interweb links which may put the whole thing in perspective:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kav0FEhtLug and then www.lydialeith.com

The Heat Is On

          An alarming number of deliberately started grass fires have happened during this long, hot Spring.   They have, in the main, happened in the South-East corner of our land.   Those causing them are mindless morons “having a laugh”.

I wonder why we allow such arsonist actions to continue.   The idiots who find it funny to create such dangers to the public are too stupid to keep quiet about their actions.   Indeed, they seek the praise of their cretinous mates so that they will feel less like low- achievers.

“Look at me – I’m clever enough to start a fire and get all the Public Services called out!”

Yes, that must be highly satisfying to the hard-of-thinking.

And their bragging must surely reach the ears of decent, public-spirited folk who can – and should – report it to the Police.

I am no “Bring back National Service and hanging” person.   However, anyone convicted of such vile anti-social behaviour needs something more that a few days community service to correct the error of their ways . . .

Archie Lowe

archielowe@googlemail.com

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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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