Saturday, 15th August, 2015.

An Apology

      Several friends/readers have told me that BBC Radio Three, no less, apologised to Wales for ignoring us.

     Apparently, weather forecasts on the station give likely temperature for the capital cities of the nations which make up the “United” Kingdom.   However, listeners have let the station know that, while Belfast, Edinburgh and London temperatures are always given, Cardiff is often missed out.

     There was no explanation, though, of why that error has been made.   Such an explanation should be forthcoming, say I!

Sparring For Position

     The main news from our Eastern neighbour seems to be the election of a new leader for the Blair-created New Labour.    And, even on this side of Offa’s Dyke, we’re being treated to a blow-by-blow account of the contest.

     It seems that Jeremy Corbyn is the hot favourite.   But what The People of Wales must ask is “What’s in it for Wales?””.

     Mr. Corbyn is being criticised by Tories and by members of his own party for holding socialist views and for posing the threat that New Labour will disappear and The Labour Party will emerge.   Surely that should please any remaining member of |New Labour who still hold socialist principles!   It seems, though, that there are few such people.

     I believe the long road back to The Labour Party will improve no end the party’s credibility here in our land.   Many of our people battled hard and long to make sure the working conditions and the pay for those who produced the wealth of Great Britain were proud to hold socialist ideals.   The Valleys were, in recent memory, populated by Labour Party supporters.

     And, in this year’s General Election, New Labour failed to reassure working people that it was there to protect their interests.   Maybe, by the time the next General Election comes round, The Labour Party will have regained its place in political circles and that will show in the results.

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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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