More ridiculous Defence Cuts

More cuts to the Defence manpower budget will be announced today, reducing the Army in particular by a further 5,000 men and women. This is without doubt a dangerous and ridiculous move. As a member of the UN Security Council and a major player on the global military...

Why did we expect Algeria to listen?

The Algerian response to the unpleasant events at the gas plant At Imenas was not one that the UK Government welcomed and one that it is probably finding tough to support. But why on earth should we expect anything other that the response we’ve seen? The...

Will there be pre-emptive School closures?

A “rare” Red Warning has been issued by the Met Office for snow in many parts of Wales and some transport infrastructure has already been disrupted for tomorrow morning. Some trains have bee cancelled as have some school buses, but as far as I can see...

We don’t need Nanny State Weather reports

Last Saturday I was driving on the M4 in south Wales, the weather was awful, quite possibly the heaviest rain I’ve ever had to drive in. And to help me was the¬†absolutely¬†ridiculous notices on the electronic signs that warned me of “Poor Driving...

Why working to a Common Purpose makes sense

First; the admission: I am a “graduate” of Common Purpose having taken part in the year long programme in Cardiff around 1995. So there’s a chance that I might be biased when I say that Eric Pickles is making a mistake when he says that local...