Saturday, 25th October, 2014.


     Last weekend, I mentioned the fuss about the Scottish National Party having a woman as its Leader.   The media claimed that she was the first woman to be Leader of a major political party.

I said she was decidedly not.   Leanne Wood, I said, could claim that accolade.

So I was quickly reprimanded for my error with cries of “What about Maggie?!”.

OK – I was wrong.   But, remembering the rotten things which that lady did whilst in power, perhaps I did right to ignore her.   We need to forget such a person.

Meanwhile, I heard what Leanne said yesterday about making Wales stronger by giving us more responsibility for our own decisions.   Straight-talking is our Leanne, and she doesn’t have to put on any airs and graces to show that she’s Plaid Cymru’s Leader.

The only way Wales can become self-governing is to wrest bits of power one at a time  from our masters in Wasteminster.

And a quick addition:  just heard the news that the Leader of the SNP (whose headquarters are in LONDON) has resigned!   Nothing I said, was it?

Part Of Being Independent

     A friend of mine is no longer young.   He retired a few years back and doesn’t have many health problems.   But, as with many older people, he has to visit the dentist more often than he used to.

During the week, he was given a prescription for something or other to ease a bit of discomfort in his gums.   So along to the chemist he went.

“I don’t think I have to pay anything,” he said to the chemist, “because I’m an OAP.”

“You don’t have to pay anyway,” smiled the chemist.   “This is Wales!”.

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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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