Plaid's loans

First published in Letters

RE CAERPHILLY council allowances probe referred to police. The public needs to be aware that in the summer of 2012, soon after Labour took control of Caerphilly council, the Labour leadership discovered these car loan payments were being made and asked for an investigation by the Audit Office.

These loans had been set up in 2009 during the time Plaid Cymru were in charge and continued to be paid throughout their term of governance.

The auditors carried out their investigation and deemed the payments unlawful. As the report says, the matter is now in the hands of the police.

If Mr Nutt is keen to apportion blame then he should address his anger at the Plaid Cymru leadership.

Roy Saralis Councillor, Penmaen Ward Blackwood

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6:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Realist UK says...

Cllr Saralis (Labour) pontificating accountability, gotta laugh.
Cllr Saralis (Labour) pontificating accountability, gotta laugh. Realist UK
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10:44pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Cwmderi says...

Cllr Saralis states "soon after Labour took control of Caerphilly council, the Labour leadership discovered these car loan payments were being made and asked for an investigation by the Audit Office" Yet public reports indicate that the matter was referred to the Wales Audit Office by a senior officer of the council and not by the Labour leadership.
Can this possibly be another bogus claim by Cllr Saralis, who was going to bring Morrisons and 300-400 jobs to Blackwood Reatail park by Christmas 2012 if he was elected?
He also forgets to mention that the Wales Audit Office exonerated all elected members from any involvement in these unlawful payments as they were taken behind closed doors by senior officers of the council.
If he knows differently then he has the opportunity to put his case to the Avon and Somerset Police who are now investigating this matter.
Cllr Saralis states "soon after Labour took control of Caerphilly council, the Labour leadership discovered these car loan payments were being made and asked for an investigation by the Audit Office" Yet public reports indicate that the matter was referred to the Wales Audit Office by a senior officer of the council and not by the Labour leadership. Can this possibly be another bogus claim by Cllr Saralis, who was going to bring Morrisons and 300-400 jobs to Blackwood Reatail park by Christmas 2012 if he was elected? He also forgets to mention that the Wales Audit Office exonerated all elected members from any involvement in these unlawful payments as they were taken behind closed doors by senior officers of the council. If he knows differently then he has the opportunity to put his case to the Avon and Somerset Police who are now investigating this matter. Cwmderi
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8:10am Fri 10 Jan 14

pwlldu says...

Its hard to govern when the council unions are in Labours pockets and most of the managers are also labour supporters. That is why Plaid cabinet member emails was leaked to Labour councillors.
Its hard to govern when the council unions are in Labours pockets and most of the managers are also labour supporters. That is why Plaid cabinet member emails was leaked to Labour councillors. pwlldu
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9:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

It is sad to see Plaid following the appalling example given by the old failed parties. Graft, corruption and self interest are all synonymous with new labour and the tories but one had higher hopes for Plaid.

If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change as the saying goes.

If only other parties had the guts to allow the electorate the right to recall a representative, as uniquely in British politics UKIP does. The reason they won't is clear, there wouldn't be any of them left!

chairman@ukipnewport
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It is sad to see Plaid following the appalling example given by the old failed parties. Graft, corruption and self interest are all synonymous with new labour and the tories but one had higher hopes for Plaid. If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change as the saying goes. If only other parties had the guts to allow the electorate the right to recall a representative, as uniquely in British politics UKIP does. The reason they won't is clear, there wouldn't be any of them left! chairman@ukipnewport .com Spinflight
  • Score: 1

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