Saturday, 21st November, 2015.

Archbishop Supports Non-Violence

     Wales’ Archbishop, Barry Morgan, approves of our Assembly Government’s idea to make it illegal to smack children

      The motion to change the law was defeated down in Cardiff Bay some months ago.   But the Archbishop still wants to make it an issue.   I suppose he has a lot of clout in religious circles, and will be listened-to by many of The People of Wales.

     I believe that a quick slap on the wrist to correct a child who’s doing something wrong is not a bad idea.   But, given the amount of child-abuse which seems to be going on, we must be sure that the wrist-slapping goes no further.   And that the punishment for child-abuse is far more severe than it seems to be presently.

Panic Over Refugees

     Wherever I travel in our land, I hear people talking about the fears they have if we accept refugees who are fleeing from the violence in Syria.

     Well, we shall see what happens.   Aberystwyth will be welcoming a batch of them within a few weeks.   Then Powys – not sure exactly which part – will be having many of them next year.

     Before we all get involved in the fear of these poor people causing major problems in our land, we must realise that the overwhelming majority of them are genuinely afraid to return to the terrors of Syria.   And remember that Wales took in many refugees from Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s and 40s.   That was done out of the kindness of our Welsh hearts.

Batten Down The Hatches!

     The weather – always a popular topic here in Wales – is going to very wet, very windy this weekend.   But I have a question.

     There have been many warnings about the rain, because it can cause and has been causing flooding.   Indeed, railway-lines and roads have been put out of action due to all the wet over the last week or so.

     Yet the winds – up to 80 mph in some places – have caused damage, too.   Trees have been blown down and I’ve seen whopping great branches lying on our country roads:  usually on dodgy bends.

      So be careful, out there.   And, though we are into the dark, dreary days before Christmas, always bear in mind that Spring will come.

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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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