Saturday, 10th September, 2016

Health Problems

     Here in Wales, our NHS is said to be “in crisis”.   This crisis is in local areas where GPs are really under stress trying to keep up with the increasing number of patients waiting for appointments.

    The answer is simple:  more money should be spent on these local surgeries to provide more specialists on call.   That would take a lot of pressure of our GPs.

     The Wasteminster government is already selling off bits of the NHS to private companies.   But such companies have one purpose:  to make money.   So it’s difficult to imagine them putting more funding into any part of the NHS unless they are sure a greater financial reward will be gained by doing so.

      Therefore, somehow we must ensure that our Assembly Government takes proper care of our NHS, and ensures that the money needed to take the pressure off GPs can be found.

Employment Problems

     Workers at the Ford factory in Bridgend are concerned about their future.   The American-owned company is about to curb its manufacturing of engine-parts.   So, quite rightly, the unions are asking the management how safe their members’ jobs are.

     No answer is forthcoming presently.   But, if there is less work, there will be fewer jobs.   And that will throw hard-working members of our community onto the dole.

     The fault lies not in our people being idlers and scroungers – it lies in the fact that work is being transferred abroad.   And that is to places where pay and conditions are far worse than those in Wales.

Brexit Problems

     Carwyn Jones – he’s our First Minister if you recall – is in the USA erstwhile to promote Welsh businesses.

     He will also be mentioning what could happen unless the “United” Kingdom is very careful when it leaves the EU.   It seems he’s worried about the break-up of the UK.   Perhaps he will not say so openly, but that would seem to mean that he is opposed to Welsh independence.

     Many of The People Of Wales believe that, if we were allowed to run our own country, we could do a darned sight better job that us being told what to do by Wasteminster.

      Think about it:  if mistakes are made by a genuinely independent nation, they will be the mistakes of the people of that nation, and not by some distant body which supports causes other than each nation making its own decisions.

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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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