Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hafod protest goes to Cardiff Bay

A busload of Hafod campaigners livened up proceedings outside the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay today. The campaigners were asking Assembly minister Carwyn Jones to revoke planning permission on the landfill at Hafod quarry, Johnstown.
A fuller report follows, but we thought you'd like to see the pictures now...


At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:14:00 PM, Anonymous seren said...

No sign of Dicky Bow Jones and Mrs Shrek then? Don't our Labour elected representatives care about Hafod anymore - or do they know what kind of reception they'd have...

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:15:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

I bet they were there. Too much to lose by not appearing! Suddenly all and sundry will be claim to have been fighting the tip for decades! It's always the same in Wrexham, people have to demonstrate and get angry before Labour councillors give a damn.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just been looking at the pictures of the 'crew' in Cardiff. Was that Dicky Bow Jones in the skeleton outfit. Perhaps he's just shy or is he frightened of his colleagues spotting him supporting his constituents.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:31:00 PM, Anonymous Thomas Roberts said...

Does anyone really expect them to cross their masters in Westminster? The majority of them are career politicians who treat with disdain the people who elected them.
They have overlooked one point, and that is that people throughout the length and breadth of the country are protesting against not only this issue but also school and hospital closures together with any injustice that is committed in their name.
They are accountable to educated people not a bunch of idiots.
Take heed,ignore them at your peril !

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bow-Tie and Karen (this is too complicated for you to understand) Sinclair turned up later to a frosty reception from most of the protesters. The reason we haven't seen Karen down at the site, apparently, is that she has been really busy in her office dealing with issues to do with the site which are far too complicated for the mere mortals of Johnstown to grasp. "You are all welcome to come to my office to look at the file" she said. "It's THAT thick." I kid you not. She said that.

Sadly for Karen and Martyn, the protesters weren't that thick and weren't going to be fobbed off with such a load of old baloney.
"What's so complicated about it, Karen?" one asked. "As far as we're concerned it's very simple. We want the landfill shut down." Someone ventured that she might be judged by results on the quarry issue rather than the thickness of the file. Meanwhile, Martyn left Karen to slug it out on her own and kept well in the background, no doubt wishing he'd stayed in Westminster.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for Martyn Jones - he's so lacking in backbone/charisma/everything he makes Karen "it's THAT thick" Sinclair look like she's got half a brain.
Thank heavens we've got a couple of decent councillors in Dave Bithell and Mark Prichard, who are willing to turn up at every protest and who got the ball rolling on the petition. They were with us in Cardiff today and will be with us for the duration, not just when the cameras are on.
PS Anybody seen Nick Colbourne recently?

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:22:00 PM, Blogger dafad ddu said...

Well done for forcing two u-turns out of Carwyn in one day - first he agrees to meet the protesters and second he agrees to come to the Hafod. All he has to do now is agree to revoke the Hafod planning and it's a hat-trick! Pauline and everybody else who were there today deserve a massive thanks from us all who couldn't make it through work or whatever. Thank you.


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