Saturday, 1st November, 2014.

Accidentally On Purpose?

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 If you’re a Welsh-speaker, you’ll know that the Welsh version translated into English says “Free Erections”!

     I wonder – in my cynical mind – if this was done purposely to advertise the fact that a new Tesco store has opened in Aberystwyth . . . ?

A Real Golden Handshake!

     If you or I quit our jobs, it’s usually seen as us acting daft, or having found a new post.   And we wander off hoping we’ve enough cash to see us till we find work and get the first wage-packed therefrom.

But, if you or I is the Chief Executive of a County Council in Wales, we can expect thousands of pounds as a “pay-off deal”.

At least that’s the way it seems from a recent report.   Pembrokeshire’s Chief Executive has given up his post.   So that fair county is going to pay him £330,000 for some reason.

Wonder how that works?   And if anybody’s looking for a Chief Executive somewhere.   I’m available for such a post!

Where Will It Go?

     Soon, our land will receive TWO BILLION POUNDS from Europe to spend on investing in some of Wales’ poorer areas.

I have seen such grant money used right across Wales in the past.   I trust it will be spent sensibly.   So I ask local authorities – County or Community – to take a look carefully around them.   They will see that we already have adequate place-name signs and pretty flower-beds.

It’s the creation of jobs that they should be involved with!

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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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