Saturday, 8th November, 2014.

Perfect Timing

     The announcement that hundreds of jobs will be lost at the American-owned oil base at Milford Haven has come just as we’re all being pushed into spend, spend, spending on all sorts of wondrous goods by the now-Americanized Christmas advertisers.

Looks as if the Spirit of Christmas does not include looking after one’s neighbours.   Wonder what the real reason is for the closure.   Maybe the place is simply not profitable.

And Christmas is the time for profits, isn’t it?

Qualities Of Leadership

     I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  it’s so good to note that one major political party at least has a Leader who seems to know what’s going on in the real world.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/national-minimum-wage-crackdown-urged-8062028

Pointing Out The Difference

     I can do no better to quote a post which appeared today on a friend’s Facebook page at this time of remembering those who have served in conflicts over the last century:-

“Tomorrow is NOT Remembrance Day.   It is Remembrance Sunday.   The remembrance services and two-minutes silence were changed to ‘the nearest Sunday’ when it was discovered by business people that the time ordinary workers took off on Remembrance Day was slowing down production.   And, therefore, the making of profits.

“Those who were taking time off were remembering members of their families and of their friends who had given their lives in war.

“We must remember that those wars were not started by the people who were sent to fight them.   They were started by people with vested interests – politicians and profit-makers – who kept, and still keep, well away from the front-line.

“I shall go to the service in our little Welsh village tomorrow.   I shall also observe the true time for the two-minutes silence on Tuesday:  ‘at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’.

“I post this lest we forget.”

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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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