Saturday, 21st January, 2012.

More Effects Of The Slump

     The virtual demise of Peacocks certainly took most of us inWalesby surprise.   Like the disappearance of Woolworths, it just seemed to happen – and we all thought that both of those companies would be in our lives for ever.

     I heard that customers are still going into Peacocks and spending their money just as they’ve done for years.   Money going into the tills, then, is as much as ever it was.

     Why, then, one must ask, has this Welsh company gone bust?   And add to that the rider “where has all the money taken over the counters gone?”

     The answers to those questions will not, I fear, ever be made public knowledge.

Fair Comment

     A friend of mine summed up the character of the Prime Minister on Facebook:

    “How reassuring to know that Mr. Cameron has said, regarding the current situation in the Falklands, that he supports self-determination. I bet he’ll be up in Scotland soon canvassing for a “Yes” vote in the independence-referendum, and he’ll “cross the floor of the House” to join Plaid Cymru MPs. What a fine man he is.

     You can bet that there were many comments added to that post!

     But, with the election of a new leader for Plaid is in the offing, one never knows if there might be a late candidate . . .

Even The Rich . . .

     . . . are feeling the pinch as the Slump bites harder.   But, this time, some would regard that as a Good Thing.

     The Welsh Tories, it seems, are calling off their Conference in Llandudno due to lack of funds.

     Well, that’ll be another reason for Mr. Cameron crossing the floor of the House and joining Plaid.   At least then he’d be part of a political movement based right here in our land rather than English-run parties who simply stick the word “Welsh” in front of their party’s name.

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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