Hey big spender

I SEE that despite his constant pleas of poverty and underfunding from the nasty Coalition, last of the big spenders Carwyn Jones has found another spare few million of Welsh taxpayers’ money to lavish on his latest vanity project, namely having all the Welsh governments websites rebranded from gov.co. uk to . cymru (although what practical purpose this serves to the people of Wales has yet to be explained).

His claim that it will only cost a couple of thousands is about as credible as the WAG itself once the cost of redesigning all the government websites and the vast cost of reprinting all the government literature and pamphlets/posters, of which we know there are lots are taken into account. I just hope all those dying on Welsh NHS waiting lists and having the services in the communities cut will be understanding as our First Minster indulges his expensive passion for nationalism by flinging money around like some football-mad arab.

C Bradley Caerleon Road Newport

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1:34pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bobevans says...

Clearly the assembly have more money than they need as I would hardly regard that as a high priority . Perhaps they should focus their attention on actually sorting out the Welsh Ambulance service. The assembly have given it 3 months to do so but they have said similar things for years and nothing imp[roves it just get worse. By now they should no what the problem is but it appear they do not. Their old favourite is back though new ambulances. I have lost track of how many times we have had this one

Personally I have no confidence they will do anything

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Clearly the assembly have more money than they need as I would hardly regard that as a high priority . Perhaps they should focus their attention on actually sorting out the Welsh Ambulance service. The assembly have given it 3 months to do so but they have said similar things for years and nothing imp[roves it just get worse. By now they should no what the problem is but it appear they do not. Their old favourite is back though new ambulances. I have lost track of how many times we have had this one Personally I have no confidence they will do anything http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-wales-polit ics-28018309 Bobevans
  • Score: 8

2:32pm Thu 26 Jun 14

landyman3030 says...

By making paramedics self fund their training is a short step away from privatising the ambulances. When not enough people want to train because of the cost, a company comes in and says we can supply your shortage. And we know what happens then......
Carwyn and his cronies don't care that people are dying in HIS NHS. As long as his letterhead looks good hang the rest.
If Labour are voted in again next year, the Labourites AND the non voters deserve everything you get.
By making paramedics self fund their training is a short step away from privatising the ambulances. When not enough people want to train because of the cost, a company comes in and says we can supply your shortage. And we know what happens then...... Carwyn and his cronies don't care that people are dying in HIS NHS. As long as his letterhead looks good hang the rest. If Labour are voted in again next year, the Labourites AND the non voters deserve everything you get. landyman3030
  • Score: 14

3:48pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Llanmartinangel says...

This is just a politician playing to the gallery. They, along with anyone working in heavily public-funded media here, are the biggest beneficiaries of the whole 'Welsh' thing. They are all being paid really well for making a total hash of everything they manage and one way to divert attention away from their industrial scale incompetence is to invoke the dewy-eyed faux patriotic nationality card. If you pretend it's a real country for long enough the foolish will begin to believe in it. Trouble is it seems to work. Which just proves you can sell stupid people anything.
This is just a politician playing to the gallery. They, along with anyone working in heavily public-funded media here, are the biggest beneficiaries of the whole 'Welsh' thing. They are all being paid really well for making a total hash of everything they manage and one way to divert attention away from their industrial scale incompetence is to invoke the dewy-eyed faux patriotic nationality card. If you pretend it's a real country for long enough the foolish will begin to believe in it. Trouble is it seems to work. Which just proves you can sell stupid people anything. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 12

9:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

Well, I suppose they cannot force anyone to use the domain ...or can they?

A bit like the telephone opening response, being chanted, often by non Cymraeg speakers, few actually listen to it, they just hang on for the Saes version.

Then we have the recent demamd from the few, to have their Number plates adorned with Cymru instead of GB, I doubt few on the Continent get that, as certainly in France we are known as Galles, and Wales= Pays de Galles.
I am patiently waiting for the day that hopefully will not be too far off, when it is all relegated to the level that actually matches the declining numbers of those fluent in Cymraeg.
Well, I suppose they cannot force anyone to use the domain ...or can they? A bit like the telephone opening response, being chanted, often by non Cymraeg speakers, few actually listen to it, they just hang on for the Saes version. Then we have the recent demamd from the few, to have their Number plates adorned with Cymru instead of GB, I doubt few on the Continent get that, as certainly in France we are known as Galles, and Wales= Pays de Galles. I am patiently waiting for the day that hopefully will not be too far off, when it is all relegated to the level that actually matches the declining numbers of those fluent in Cymraeg. varteg1
  • Score: 9

9:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

scraptheWAG says...

Bobevans wrote:
Clearly the assembly have more money than they need as I would hardly regard that as a high priority . Perhaps they should focus their attention on actually sorting out the Welsh Ambulance service. The assembly have given it 3 months to do so but they have said similar things for years and nothing imp
and yet they still vote for the fat slob carwyn jones
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Clearly the assembly have more money than they need as I would hardly regard that as a high priority . Perhaps they should focus their attention on actually sorting out the Welsh Ambulance service. The assembly have given it 3 months to do so but they have said similar things for years and nothing imp[roves it just get worse. By now they should no what the problem is but it appear they do not. Their old favourite is back though new ambulances. I have lost track of how many times we have had this one Personally I have no confidence they will do anything http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-wales-polit ics-28018309[/p][/quote]and yet they still vote for the fat slob carwyn jones scraptheWAG
  • Score: 8

11:01am Fri 27 Jun 14

landyman3030 says...

Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on.
Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home?
So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home.
So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home?
There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition.
Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on. Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home? So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home. So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home? There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition. landyman3030
  • Score: 9

8:58am Sat 28 Jun 14

Llanmartinangel says...

landyman3030 wrote:
Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on.
Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home?
So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home.
So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home?
There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition.
Surely your answer to 'can your child speak Welsh?' should have been 'no' then. I can count in German but would never lay claim to speaking it. This is at the root of all the barmy numbers WAG chuck out to justify its 'living language' tag and continuing to throw money at it. It also explains the disparity between WAG's numbers and those recorded in commercial reality.
[quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on. Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home? So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home. So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home? There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition.[/p][/quote]Surely your answer to 'can your child speak Welsh?' should have been 'no' then. I can count in German but would never lay claim to speaking it. This is at the root of all the barmy numbers WAG chuck out to justify its 'living language' tag and continuing to throw money at it. It also explains the disparity between WAG's numbers and those recorded in commercial reality. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 5

8:07pm Sat 28 Jun 14

scraptheWAG says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
landyman3030 wrote:
Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on.
Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home?
So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home.
So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home?
There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition.
Surely your answer to 'can your child speak Welsh?' should have been 'no' then. I can count in German but would never lay claim to speaking it. This is at the root of all the barmy numbers WAG chuck out to justify its 'living language' tag and continuing to throw money at it. It also explains the disparity between WAG's numbers and those recorded in commercial reality.
it keeps meris hughes in her 100k per annum job,funney i never saw that one adverised
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: Indulgent, expensive passion for Welsh Nationalism is bang on. Finally found out where the statistics for Welsh language fluency compared to Welsh language skills comes from. Went to a parents evening for my child to enter comprehensive this week. Form to fill out for name, allergies, emergency contact etc. On the back, lo and behold, were questions such as " Does your child speak Welsh? and Does your child speak Welsh at home? So, truthfully, i put Yes to Welsh speaking because he can count in Welsh. So he has Welsh skills. And i put no when asked if it is used in the home. So if we can get the figures for how many people in different areas are fluent as opposed to having Welsh skills, even though i believe it's skewed statistics, i wonder if it's possible to obtain the figures of how many people use Welsh in the home? There is no finer example of an indulgence on the WAG part and they are passionate about how much money they can throw into the cultural black hole that is The Welsh Inquisition.[/p][/quote]Surely your answer to 'can your child speak Welsh?' should have been 'no' then. I can count in German but would never lay claim to speaking it. This is at the root of all the barmy numbers WAG chuck out to justify its 'living language' tag and continuing to throw money at it. It also explains the disparity between WAG's numbers and those recorded in commercial reality.[/p][/quote]it keeps meris hughes in her 100k per annum job,funney i never saw that one adverised scraptheWAG
  • Score: 6

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