Saturday, 6th April, 2013.

Vox Populi

     A friend of mine who lives here in Wales posted this on his Facebook.   You can tell how incensed he is – along with many other people in our land – at the way the Wasteminster government is working (or not working, perhaps).   What he says is what I hear, in one form or another, right across Wales.

“Why hasn’t Iain Duncan Twit put his money where his mouth is, ridded himself of his current material trappings for a while – and shown us BY EXAMPLE that it’s possible to live on fifty-three quid a week?
“Spoke with a chap yesterday who works darned hard for a living – long hours and heavy work. He and his
Family have lived in the same Council House for decades. His daughter was brought up in that house.
“Now he’s so proud that his daughter is at University.
“BUT that means he has a spare room. So he may have to move from the
Family home, and even from the local community.
“Both Iain Duncan Twit’s failure to show us by example and the foul way the hard-working chap is being treated have the same cause: the ******* Tories – or whoever controls them – are up to their usual tricks and oppressing the working-class.
“Remember, oh, remember who you are, good people.
“(Yes – I am a Nasty Leftie. And a very angry one! Up The Revolution!)”

     Could Wales be any worse as an independent nation?

Signs Of The Times

     In Wales, due to the elongated Winter, thousands of lambs have died.

This is a tragedy for most of our very hard-working farmers.   Their livelihood is threatened.   They are demoralized to see the work they’ve put in wasted.

“Oh,” Those-Who-Know-What’s-Best-For-Us are telling us, “these things happen.   The planet is going through another of its climate-change phases.   It’s happened a lot over the centuries.”

And that’s it:  eat, drink and be merry, for all is well.   There is no Climate Crisis.   The greed and self-seeking of those with vested interests have caused no change to Mother Earth, even with the enormous amounts of pollution their profit-making has caused – and is still causing.

You and I recycle more and more these days.   We are encouraged to do so by our County Councils.   That’s a good thing.

And it’s made us more aware of the plight of this beautiful land of Wales and of our planet.

But, until those profit-at-any-price merchants are brought to heel, Wales and the world remains under threat.

Wonder if our much loved and respected Prince of Wales will visit our land and chat with our farmers – and even help them to get some sort of emergency-funding . . . ?

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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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