Rape of valley

First published in Letters

YOU HAVE all heard of the novel The Rape of the Fair Country well we now have a new one, “the rape of the western valley” produced and directed by Caerphilly council. Closures and demolition of leisure centres etc, mostly on this side the western valley.

Why don’t you just demolish the whole area, ie from Blackwood down to Risca?

I do not see much if any reduction the other side of Machen Mountain, ie the Rhymney and Aber valley, please correct me if I am wrong, better still have a look at yourselves, 73 councillors.

Why? Very high expensive bill methinks.

Mr H. Morgan Lower Wyndham Terrace Risca

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6:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

scraptheWAG says...

75 councillors mps ams meps - now you see why you have to make massive cuts in services
75 councillors mps ams meps - now you see why you have to make massive cuts in services scraptheWAG
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10:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

Too many councillors, too many MP's and not enough AM's (that is where the real power is).
Too many councillors, too many MP's and not enough AM's (that is where the real power is). pwlldu
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11:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

scraptheWAG says...

pwlldu wrote:
Too many councillors, too many MP's and not enough AM's (that is where the real power is).
good god we should sack all the ams's
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Too many councillors, too many MP's and not enough AM's (that is where the real power is).[/p][/quote]good god we should sack all the ams's scraptheWAG
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2:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

One of the major arguments against an Independent Wales is that of ‘affordability’, with pro-Union supporters claiming that Wales could not afford independence.

Indeed if you are sad enough to read the comments section of papers like the Mail and Express (like i occasionally find myself doing!) you’ll see that it seems to be a commonly held belief that England subsidises everything in Wales. Dr Eurfyl ap Gwilym countered this argument brilliantly in his never to be forgotten tête-à-tête with Paxman on Newsnight.
One of the major arguments against an Independent Wales is that of ‘affordability’, with pro-Union supporters claiming that Wales could not afford independence. Indeed if you are sad enough to read the comments section of papers like the Mail and Express (like i occasionally find myself doing!) you’ll see that it seems to be a commonly held belief that England subsidises everything in Wales. Dr Eurfyl ap Gwilym countered this argument brilliantly in his never to be forgotten tête-à-tête with Paxman on Newsnight. pwlldu
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