"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

UKIP Bullshit - Severn Bridge tolls

May's election is not far off so we are going to see a steady stream of bullshit coming out of UKIP. Blog Menai has already spotted some bullshit from one of UKIP's Cardiff candidates but here's one straight from the top.

Nigel Farage reckons that he will lower or axe the Severn Bridge tolls. The problem with this is that the Severn Bridge tolls are not devolved. But that isn't going to stop UKIP dragging their knuckles all they way into Wales for a photo op.

Coming soon to a service station near you, Mr Farage's award winning snake oil - Share via twitter | facebook

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Scumbag Labour - Lord Peter Hain

It has just been announced that serial trough guzzler, Peter Hain, has been made a Lord. As soon as I heard this I knew that it wouldn't take long to show that Peter, like his best mate Kinnock, was against the Lords until he got the chance to become one.

What I didn't realise was that I would find an example that was both so recent and on his own website.

“The Lords are an archaic anomaly which fuels disillusionment with British politics. It exists purely on a democratic deficit which has been allowed to evolve unchecked for centuries.” - Peter Hain

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Scumbag Labour - Waiting Lists

Patients in Wales waiting 36 or more weeks for a hospital appointment has rocketed over the last four years. The EBC has published figures that were obtained by Plaid Cymru but curiously chose to show the data on a map showing where the health boards are.

Personally I wasn't fussed with the EBC's choice of graphic so I decided to see what I could do with the data instead

Some truly frightening figures, no wonder the EBC went with a map instead. Share via twitter | facebook

Saturday, 22 August 2015

'Battle of the Spring Gardens'

The annual Llanelli Riots March was held on Saturday 15th August. It's a commemoration of the 1911 strike which saw soldiers, who were sent in by Winston Churchill, murder two local men.

Every year the organisers have a theme and this years theme was austerity. The march, led by the Cambria Band, sets off from the train station at midday and heads up to the house where the young men were brought after being shot. After a bit of panto, with the organiser barking orders at the crowd and the crowd responding with boos, the march continues back into town where a rally is held at the sunken gardens. After the rally the procession heads to the cemetery where the murdered men were buried.

Me and my flag - pic from the Llanelli Herald

Monday, 3 August 2015

Scumbag Labour - Take me to your leader

I thought I'd have a look at the contenders for the Labour leadership contest, just to see if any of them gave a toss about Wales. We've already had Andy Burnham tell us that he knew Wales was being shafted when he was treasury secretary but he did nothing about it. Whether he was in a position to or not is academic as he is only mentioning it now that he wants something from Wales.

Corbyn appears to be the front runner as far as Labour's grass roots in Wales is concerned but how did they vote on matters concerning Wales?