Saturday, 16th November, 2013.

Wales – An International Land

It’s pretty obvious that Wales – the people of Wales, that is – has a very independent attitude.   Whether it is recognised by Mother England or not, we are an emerging nation.

Now our country is going to be the centre of international interest.   Next year, the NATO summit will be held in Newport.

Last time such a summit was held in the British Isles, it was – of course – in London, England.   So Wales will be put on the international map when the NATO big-wigs come to our land.   Let us ensure that they learn of our culture and language, and that those things are different from those which England has.

Jobs – But At What Price?

It’s the usual argument:  “It will create jobs”.

And, alas, the majority of us fall for that idea.

Now it’s being used about the new nuclear plant which is going to be built on Sir Fon (Anglesey).   And, to make the news even more exciting, they’ve announced the result of the naming discussions.   I couldn’t wait to hear that news, could you?

So Wylfa Newydd (a Welsh name, not Japanese) will create a thousand jobs and be good for the local economy.

No mention has been made in the publicity of that nuclear plant in Russia which went a bit wrong . . .

Rejuvenation

     Dear old Cardigan, right there on the Bay, is a nice little town.   Now it’s going to be improved!

There’s a rejuvenation scheme in the offing because 4CG – a co-operative – came into being to create a short-stay car-park, but has done so well that it’s become the outright winner of the Towns Alive Award.

The co-operative raised £300,000 from a mere seven-hundred local people.   It set an example of how communities, working together, can achieve much.   And Cardigan’s economy will benefit from such co-operation.

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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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