Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Council General

:: I don't know anything about him/her, but there is someone standing in the Uplands ward of Swansea for next week's council elections called Plastic Sam Sampson.

:: Nearly all questions to the Counsel General at his regular Senedd session are about his job. Nearly all answers are about how he can't answer because of conventions of confidentiality.
It seems AMs have finally realised this and given up - Carwyn Jones's question time lasted just seven minutes today.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Rasher decision

Bacon baguettes were on offer at Plaid's local election campaign launch today. I didn't have one and I didn't miss much according to one Plaid AM.
"They should be better if we're serious about healthy eating," he says.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Park Life

A possible insight today into why the Assembly Government has prohibited PFI in the NHS while it continues in the rest of the public sector. Put simply, ministers have less control from the centre over PFIs. About 120 of Wales's 130 hospital sites scrapped car park charges today. Some have private contracts to honour and cannot act immediately. By May 2011, only four will still charge.
But one hospital, Neath Port Talbot, will continue to charge until 2032. Guess how the gleaming NPT was financed.