Saturday, September 02, 2006

Why Won't the Assembly Government Step in to Help?

What's the point of having an Assembly Government which is powerless to protect our communities? Our water supplies, our quarries, our landfill sites, our gas supplies, our language, our environment, and much more, are all being threatened by outside powers, and yet our politicians in the Senedd sit by and do nothing. Some actually support the schemes!

This excellent letter by Beca Lewis, from Aberystwyth, in the
Daily Post, sums it up perfectly.
The disgraceful dumping of Liverpool’s waste in Wrecsam, a 70-mile gas pipeline under Welsh communities, more nuclear power in Wales… all seems to be symptoms of a paralysis on the part of the Welsh political system.

We have an Assembly government that cannot or will not intervene in several key issues and is content to hang onto the coat-tails of UK legislation on pressing issues like smoking in public.

This impotence in the face of key issues is leading many people across Wales to take the initiative in resisting big business interests or selfish UK government schemes that damage or threaten their communities. We will not stand idly by, even if the politicians in power will.

There is a growing understanding that we need not only to kick out the ineffective government in Cardiff but also make sure that we have politicians of conviction who have the power to make a difference here in Wales.

The people of Wales should decide on the issues that matter to us, not politicians in London who are not answerable to us. We need a proper parliament in Wales that is answerable to us all.


At 12:08 AM, Blogger dafad ddu said...

Good blog - keep it up!

I liked the graphic - did you do that? If so, can I nick it?

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Wynne Jones said...

Diolch Hafod! Yes, I designed the Assembly Government graphic. You are free to use it as long as you provide a link to the original source.


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