Good faith

First published in Letters

I HAVE read with dismay the article re Alun Davies and the race track at Ebbw Vale. In many peoples opinion, Alun Davies was doing his utmost to improve matters for the people of Blaenau Gwent, one of the most deprived areas in Wales.

It may well be that he mistakenly overstepped the mark but it was done in all good faith and he has apologised for the mistake. I have had dealings with Alun Davies in the past and found him to be very supportive.

The Labour Party is losing ground fast in this area and if Alun were to be removed from his post, then support would slide even further. It’s good to see someone actually caring about the people of Blaenau Gwent and the future for the many youngsters without hope in this area.

It would appear from the article that most of the criticism is purely politically based without any care for constituents. From his actions it shows that Alun Davies does care.

Mrs C West Ebbw Vale

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2:28pm Fri 4 Jul 14

landyman3030 says...

What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated?
He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise!
What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated? He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise! landyman3030
  • Score: 5

8:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

The chances of this track getting off the ground and being financially viable are close to zero
The chances of this track getting off the ground and being financially viable are close to zero Bobevans
  • Score: 0

11:48am Thu 10 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

The same Alan Davies that called local Labour party as the valley mafia. Now he should be de-selected as a desgraced AM.
The same Alan Davies that called local Labour party as the valley mafia. Now he should be de-selected as a desgraced AM. pwlldu
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

landyman3030 wrote:
What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated?
He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise!
Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all.
It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not
in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished
and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get
denigration is not helpful or deserved .
[quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated? He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise![/p][/quote]Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all. It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get denigration is not helpful or deserved . coalpicker
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

landyman3030 wrote:
What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated?
He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise!
Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all.
It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not
in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished
and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get
denigration is not helpful or deserved .
[quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated? He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise![/p][/quote]Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all. It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get denigration is not helpful or deserved . coalpicker
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

landyman3030 wrote:
What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated?
He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise!
Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all.
It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not
in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished
and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get
denigration is not helpful or deserved .
[quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated? He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise![/p][/quote]Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all. It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get denigration is not helpful or deserved . coalpicker
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

landyman3030 wrote:
What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated?
He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise!
Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all.
It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not
in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished
and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get
denigration is not helpful or deserved .
[quote][p][bold]landyman3030[/bold] wrote: What about the small fact that the chosen scheme cannot get anywhere near enough private investment on its own merit, the chosen site is in one of the most bleak, exposed parts of South Wales under snow and cloud for months in winter with a bitter wind that has to be experienced to be believed and that job expectations have been grossly exaggerated? He and Carwyn are funding and championing an albatross before it starts and are refusing to listen to professional investors and the F1 circuit professionals. Quell surprise![/p][/quote]Not a bigger albatross than Cardiff airport but then Cardiff that says it all. It' s admissible to venture tax payers money in the soft underbelly but not in areas that created the wealth that built Cardiff and is now impoverished and neglected , impoverished and neglected by government of every colour. The heads of the valley's need every bit of investment it can get denigration is not helpful or deserved . coalpicker
  • Score: 0

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