Saturday, 7th September, 2013.

More Ecological Sadness

     There’s a plan to cut down a Welsh forest into which red squirrels – a declining species everywhere – were reintroduced some ten years ago.

Wonder what clever person dreamed that on up.   And for what reason?

The Newborough forest is the spot where, campaigners say, our Welsh government has not done enough to protect these little creatures.   Apparently Ministers have broken promises to do proper scientific studies of the area.

Due to the increase by the tougher grey squirrels, life – survival – has been difficult for the reds.   Yet we still see them as a symbol of wildlife.

Perhaps our Assembly Government should think again.

Meanwhile, Ratty and his family who we all read about in “Wind In The Willows” when we were young (and which I still read now I’m not-so-young) are declining in numbers throughout the British Isles.

Ratty – a water-vole, of course – needs as much protection as red squirrel.   It will be a challenge for us, you and me, to campaign for that protection.

Oh, humankind – what are you doing to our lovely land and our lovely planet?!

Leading Folk A Dance

     Currys, the electronics retailer, has on its books some strange people.   At its Cardiff store, at a job interview, these strange people – the interviewing panel – asked a candidate to do a dance for them.

He had to do a sort of robot-dance as part of that interview!

After the news came out, Currys has apologised.   Well, there’s nice of them.   The firm claims – and why should we not believe them? – that asking the man to dance was a mistake.   And, they say, this was not an official part of its interviewing policy.

Wonder what action will be taken to correct the strange people who were the interviewers?   And if that action will be revealed to the general public?

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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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