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Politics Wales

Buying Votes – another act of folly

So, Ed Miliband wants to raise the minimum wage over the course of the next Parliament from £6.50 which is due to take effect in October to £8 an hour. This is a remarkably easy vote winning strategy for a Labour leader to throw out there, but he needs to understand the reality of what he’s […]

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Moans Politics Wales

More Rubbish on Rubbish

I live in Cardiff, but am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Aberaeron in Ceredigion. One strange thing I’ve noticed is that the 2 councils place different recycling demands on me, and other residents, and are not working in a common national agenda. For example: we’ve all got those horrid little food […]

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Politics Wales

Education in Wales: time for some change

Last week the BBC reported in Wales: “First Minister Carwyn Jones has told BBC Wales he thinks some councils are incapable of improving education in their area. He said that with six local education authorities (LEAs) in special measures it is impossible to have faith in the delivery of education across Wales. Mr Jones argued […]

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Business Politics Web

Why Cities need a Digital Conscience

  There’s a 20 MPH zone outside my house, it arrived over the last few weeks in dribs and drabs. I’d seen the Planning Notices a few months ago, but of course hadn’t bothered to question or challenge the intentions. And I’ve not heard anyone in my street jumping up and down demanding a slow […]

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Politics

With the likelihood of attack lifted, now is the time to become more involved in Syria

Now that world leaders have seen some sense and cast aside their desire to attack the Assad regime in Syria, it remains a clear duty for those of us who can to become more involved in the region. I don’t suggest for one moment that we need to prepare any military engagement,that was a nonsensical […]