Miscellany 25.11.2018

This is another omnibus edition of 3,000+ words. But it’s broken up for you to enjoy in instalments. So take your time, and savour it properly. ◊ ROCKIN’ TO THE RIGHT Back in September I put out a tweet linking to this report about yet another planning application for ‘holiday cabins’. I was amazed – …

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Miscellany 27.07.2022

This week’s offering kicks off with assorted musings from here and there before returning home to focus on issues that have caught my eye. And if these have a theme then it’s assorted companies and individuals pretending to be what they’re not. In this case, Welsh. This is another biggie, just over 4,000 words, but …

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Miscellany 07.07.2022

As the title suggests, this week’s offering is a miscellany, bits and pieces from hither and yon. Covering . . . Wind turbine disposal. Fears for the planning system in the north west. Awkward locals opposing the hundreds of executive homes Aberdyfi so desperately needs. A development in the ongoing saga of the Llanbedr by-pass. …

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Bristol Fashion, Local Benefits, Magic Wallpaper, Island In The Sun, Maasai Resistance, Gilestone Update

This week I bring yet more tales of colonialism dressed up as ‘saving the planet’; involving assorted enviroshysters, multifarious con men; all aided, abetted, and funded, by those collaborating buffoons down Corruption Bay. This is another biggie, but broken down into easily-digestible chunks. (Add condiments and flavourings to taste.) ♦ BRISTOL FASHION Let’s begin with …

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Lobbying in Wales

INTRODUCTION This piece is prompted by the ‘Welsh Government’ suggesting it wants to address the issue of lobbying. As the website puts it: “The Standards of Conduct Committee is undertaking an inquiry into lobbying and is keen to establish whether lobbying is a matter of concern to the people of Wales”. A disingenuously worded paragraph …

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‘Saving Wales From The Welsh’

“LISTEN TO US” Lurking behind the barns in the Gilestone saga I published last week were environmental / wildlife groups. Now I think they need some sunlight. What prompted my decision was a tweet I saw just over a week ago. The idea that a wildlife trust should be directing the ‘Welsh Government’s farm funding …

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Green Man, Red Herring?

When someone drew my attention to the Green Man festival being gifted a farm by the so-called ‘Welsh Government’ I thought to myself, “I’m sure I’ve written about those buggers recently”; but no, I was thinking of the Green Gathering. There are just so many using the ‘Green’ label, desperately trying to look enviro-virtuous! Bullshit, …

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Anti-Social Housing and Other Rackets

INTRODUCTION Everyone I think accepts that in Wales we have a dysfunctional housing or property sector; one not fit for purpose, and one that certainly doesn’t serve the needs of the Welsh people. But I’m not simply talking about holiday homes and English migrants squeezing us out of the private housing market, though that is …

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The Great Rip-off: On Land, At Sea, In Space!

On this blog I have consistently argued that I want Wales to operate less like a colonial possession and more like countries run by politicians who prioritise the material well-being of the people in those countries. The so-called  ‘Welsh Government’ clearly thinks I’m asking for too much. For it continues to encourage and facilitate the …

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Bute Energy Selling Wales For Danegeld?

Yeah, yeah, retirement. If only! ♦ THE STORY SO FAR . . . I’m returning to a subject I’ve tackled before because there have been developments. But before the update we’ll do a quick recap. Bute Energy Ltd, operating through a host of other new companies, hopes to build some 20 wind farms (at the …

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Misplaced Trust

Retirement remains the ambition. That said, this post is produced in the hope of drawing attention to developments in one locality that may link with wider, national concerns. ♦ ‘Y FOEL’ Today’s piece took wing with the article you see below. It appeared in last Thursday’s Daily Post. A strange piece in a number of ways; …

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