Saturday, 24th March, 2012.

Questions, Questions.

     How can a group of employees who set their own wages set a National Minimum Wage for their fellow workers who pay those wages?   And how can any one of those employees who set their own wages have the gall to insult their fellow workers by increasing that National Minimum Wage by a pathetic and insulting eleven pence per hour?

Maybe we in Wales really should start working towards independence from theUK and its hidebound “traditions” and double-standards.   Then, though our own politicians are bound to make some mistakes, those politicians will be more get-at-able,Wales being a small, classless community.

Pointing The Way

     “We are done with simply surviving and with just muddling through”

Leanne Wood said that.   And it’s fighting talk.   The shiny new Leader of Plaid Cymru has already shown that she has spirit and principles.   I do not think that Leanne will shrink from doing what’s right for Wales.

Her speech yesterday revealed her to be someone in whom we can trust and who says what she thinks.   Perhaps we need more politicians like Leanne.

Bringing ‘Em To Heel

     It is the start of the holiday season.   Visitors to our land come here to enjoy the beauties of nature and our friendliness.

They encounter lots of dog-mess and social irresponsibility on the part of dog-owners.   Our streets, even in small rural villages, have more dog-mess in them than I have seen on my infrequent trips to English big cities.

The media, bless ‘em, has even had to explain to these irresponsible people how to clear up after their little darlings have emptied themselves in public places.   It seems that even many who carry and use dog-mess bags simply pick up the mess, tie-off the bag – and chuck it down on the footpaths!

And most of the bags used are not biodegradable, so slinging them into a hedgerow is not the way to dispose of them.

Apart from following dog-walkers, picking up the mess they leave behind and leaving it on their doorsteps (I’ve done that – it works!), there’s very little else we can do.   Perhaps dog-control ought to go on the school curriculum – another reason for self-determination.


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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