Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Carwyn to visit Hafod

You could say this is a victory for the campaign - Assembly minister Carwyn Jones has been forced to do a u-turn and says he will now visit the Hafod site "privately" (we hope this doesn't mean sneaking over the fence when nobody's looking!)

He's also agreed to meet a small delegation of the protesters down in Cardiff, having originally said that even meeting them would "prejudice his opinion".

Being a cynic, I'm inclined to believe that this is a desperate spin by politicians who are seriously concerned about the fallout from Hafod. They have not listened to the people and they know the people will have their say next May. So the spin doctors have decided to try to weave a positive headline for their political masters - sorry, folks, it hasn't worked. Carwyn was wrong to ignore the protest at the start and he's wrong to try to gain political advantage from his u-turn now. If it's a private visit, why announce it?


At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:24:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

Yeah, watch Sinclair and Dr. Weirdo turn up for the photos. Bet (F)Lucas will get in on the act too, with all the other sorry N.Labour clowns who are scared of any morally corrupt company but don't give a brass farthing for the local people.
It's all a bit late for the Damned dozen but maybe Carwyn will realize that anything other than shutting this pit of hell down and grassing over will be unacceptable.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope that Mr Carwyn Jones and his colleagues now realise that this is not just going to go away and neither are we. We will fight on until this timebomb is defused and taken away and the land is given back to the local residents and the great crested newt to whom it rightfully belongs. Johnstown and Ruabon are not landfill sites - we have had enought dumped on us in the past.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:36:00 PM, Anonymous The wheezer said...

Too right Dr.Weirdo was there, engineering fake discussions with small groups just for the cameras. Hope they got a shot of his sandals!

At Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carwyn's Lament
Oh Dear what can the matter be
Carwyn and co wring their hands in the lavatory
Who can they blame for this major calamity
Who's licking who's backside now?

and it's Oh Dear Carwyn
What have you got to say
Can you ride the white waters
Or capsize in May

At Saturday, October 14, 2006 5:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wheezer: You're talking about Cardiff, not Carwyn's proposed visit to the quarry, but you're quite right that there was a bit of that (picture fixing) going on in front of the Assembly Building. I guess if the minority groups can force a good result on Hafod by using the budget as a lever, then we'll all be happy. Problem is, almost all politicians are in it for the votes, rather than for beliefs or principles. Safest not to trust any of them until they earn some trust, in my humble opinion.

At Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:35:00 PM, Anonymous The wheezer said...

If we do get a result then whoopee! My gut feeling is that there is another agenda here, and I doubt it will benefit the people of this community. There have been other budgets when the same lever could have been used. Why now at the eleventh hour? What’s up the sleeve? However, it seems the best chance we have at present so let’s hope it comes off.


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