Saturday, 2nd March, 2013.

Courting Rituals

     Looks like the Lib-Dems are not just satisfied in being the Tories’ cohorts in Wasteminster.   Now, they’re trying to woo Plaid Cymru so that they can snuggle up to The Party of Wales after the next Welsh Assembly elections.

They’re saying that there should be “a proper parliament” in Wales, and that it should have some real teeth rather than having to go cap-in-hand to London every time a law needs to be passed.

The Lib-Dems are delighted, of course, that their man managed to be re-elected in a recent English bye-election.   Even a much reduced majority doesn’t seem to have curbed that delight.

So now their target is some sort of power-sharing pact in Wales.

I think Plaid Cymru is bright enough to see through the Lib-Dems Cunning Plan.

A Visit By Our Prince

     I’m sure most people in our land are glad that they voted for Charles Windsor (I’ll leave out his Germanic and Greek surnames) at the last democratic election.

Though, for some obscure reason, he did not manage to visit any of the places in “his” nation which were affected by serious flooding this Winter, he did turn up in Cardiff at an Anglican service to celebrate St. David’s Day.

With him was a lady in the sort of strange hat we only associate with English royalty.

Now that he remembers where Wales is, perhaps next time we have a national emergency, he’ll be able to find his way here.

The Worst Of Health

     There was justified outrage a week ago over the closures of parts of the NHS in North Wales and the moving of the services they provided to England.

Steadily, and by stealth, the NHS in Wales is being – to use a phrase beloved of Those-Who-Know-What’s-Best-For-Us – downgraded.

Many patients needing specialist treatment have to travel many, many miles to Mother England to receive that treatment.   A lot of them are first-language Welsh and find it easier to communicate in Cymraeg.

So not only are they far from home, they are also in an alien culture – not so good for providing a good bedside manner, eh?

It is, I believe, all a part of bringing these troublesome Welsh to heel by Anglicising them as much as possible.   That way, real independence will never come to our land.

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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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