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Local Elections results
at 08:56 4 May 2018

I am surprise we haven't had some Tory Boys on here crowing this morning. ;-)
It's neck and neck isn't it?
The Torys have not had the kicking they were expecting.
I think this down to the collapse of the UKIP vote with their votes going to Conservative. After all you can't put a tissue between Rhys-Mogg and Farage.
In addition I think Labour has not done so well as a result of its stance on Brexit. As a current Leftie I have to say I am a tad disappointed.
I have always said though that antcscemitsm and Brexit are the main obsticles for a Labour sucess.
It is a wake up call for JC and it could be going the way I have said it might do in the past.
Labour could be forced to change its stance as a result of internal pressures and call for a Referenedum once the final Brexit deal isn't done. After all it really is looking like a dogs dinner. Defeat for the Cons would mean a General Election.
If that resulted in a Labour / Lib Dem / Green coalition with the end of Brexit then I for one would be very happy.
Views?
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Swansea Bay City Deal.
at 14:08 30 Apr 2018

Is it in trouble?
NPTC have pulled out of the deal and the new man to take it over is Mark James. A Cardiff property tycoon who was voted 'Sh!t Of The Year' by Private Eye.
Jac O the North is asking whether this guy is suitable for the post. What are the views on here?
I don't know the geezer but his cv does not look promising.....
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Carwyn going, going, gone.
at 17:13 21 Apr 2018

What are the views?
He must have changed his mind overnight or he lied to the BBC Cardiff reporter.
It is good news for me. Perhaps we may get a First Minister that will get his Party to govern for the whole of Wales and not just a Cardiff City State. I ain't holding my breath though.
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Flares and football matches.
at 18:25 18 Mar 2018

No not the trousers. It seems Johnny Foriegner is not good at stopping these from being carried into football grounds.
Sweden this time. AIK are at home playing in a stadium with a closed roof. So many of these things were let off no one could see their hands in front of them so the match was delayed by about an hour I would say.
As an aside this appears on the face of it to be a Swedish Cip match. It looks massively supported in a stadium that rivals the Principality.
The passion of the crowds makes me think I am watching Turkish football, or something of that ilk, so intimidating is the atmosphere.
Also makes me wonder whether the FACup truly is the biggest cup competition in the world.
I am open to correction on this as maybe it isnt Sweden and it is more than a local cup competition.
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Driverless Pod Metro in Swansea Bay
at 12:03 18 Mar 2018

You will all be pleased to know I am considering not watching Sunday Morning TV any more .... I think at the moment anyway. ;-)
A Llanelli AM is now suggesting the Swansea Bay Region should not have a Metro but become a hotbed of driverless transport pod development. Using the area to experiment.
I shudder to I think how these will fare on our overcrowded farm track roads.
The world has gone mad.
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Alan Cairns SOS
at 11:54 18 Mar 2018

Wow the beuts are lining up here. This guy has just spent the last 15 to 20 minutes on BBC Cardiff justifying his lack of Government support for Wales. Electrification of the Cardiff / Swansea line being one of many.
He then finishes up by saying he wants to create an economic powerhouse made up of Cardiff Newport and Bristol and the abolition of the Severn Tolls will assist this.
At least he is in line with Carwyn and his Cardiff Centric Red Tories......
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Chris Leslie MP
at 10:40 18 Mar 2018

Just been watching Peston On Sunday.
The mad Tory Soubry launches an extraordinary personal attack on John McDonnell albeit waiting until he had left the studio.
Leslie on the other hand spent most of the programme holding hands with her under the table. The caniving sod sat there quietly listening to her rant.
The sooner these treacherous swines are deselected from the Party the better.

Edit: Still watching ... check out Leslie nodding to Soubry for approval every time he opens his gob which is not very often. Most if the time he sits next to her like a lap dog.
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Talksh!te
at 22:55 6 Feb 2018

Whenever we beat a top side they always play poorly.
Now we have twonked a side from a lower division it is boring so the FA should do away with replays. End of story.
They are now feeling sorry for West Ham because they have to play in an unsuitable stadium.
Such a shame thete is not a decent football radio station around.
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Abuse Reported. FAO Mods
at 18:36 4 Feb 2018

I don't know what it is with this site but it does not live easily with my IPad and my fat fingers.
I have just stumbled upon a list and it appears I have been reporting abuse like buggary.
Could the Mods please note I have never intentionally reported any abuse.
Many thanks.
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Major Trauma Center MTC
at 18:34 2 Feb 2018

Apologies for not bumping up one of the old threads. I am having trouble finding them.
Two links below.
Firstly this is a video promoting the case for Morriston as being the site for the new MTC for S Wales briefly states the case supported by all, or most, of the MPs in SW Wales.
It is surprising, or not, that all the relevant AMs are missing although I did see Julie James come up on a Facebook version of this. Where are the rest? What are they doing about it?
It reinforces for me my now held view that we would be better off without WAG with our MPs fighting our case in Westminster.
The second is an online template to send in your views. The consultation ends on the 5th February so not much time to get your views in. It is a template letter that can be sent via email to the Consultation and is available on the Geraint Davies website.



http://www.geraintdavies.org.uk/letter_to_nhs_wales

I know a lot of these MPs are not the flavour of the month but I think we need to play ball.
God knows why though. The argument is so strong that they should be banging heads together in Cardiff Bay until the arrive at the correct decision.

Edit: Here is a third link

. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/94073

This online consultation form goes straight to the NHS. I did this one quite a while ago...


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Today's games
at 17:20 31 Dec 2017

I know I shouldn't, and I get some flack for doing it, but I can't help watching the teams around us for results going our way.
Palace have done a job on Man City and picked up a point and WBA seem to be doing similar with the Arse.
If things stay as they are we are bottom again and 3 points from safety.

Edit 4 points as our GD has been shot to sh!trags.
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Old Firm Derby
at 13:31 30 Dec 2017

I know the Jocks get some bad press on here but you have to hand it to them.
It may be a pub League but the passion and support shown in this match is incredible.
Nil nil but very entertaining. Rangers giving Brenda a right flight with the Celtic keeper making two worldies in the second half to keep them out.
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The role of the Trust when the smoke has cleared.
at 20:53 19 Dec 2017

One poster has already said that the Trust is finished but I disagree. It has to exist in some form in the future. Maybe an amalgamation of the various groups that are out there at the moment.
I also think it is unfair on the likes of Lisa and Clasey who have stood up to be counted and are in there to make things happen and put wrongs to right.
We tend to forget one piece of good work the Trust did in scuppering the first takeover deal before being disgracefully marginalised by Jenkins and Co. to allow the second buyout to go through.
I was thinking of the role of the Trust in the future. Who knows there may be a working relationship with the Yanks, or whoever they sold on to. A successful club would be the goal of both parties, albeit for very different reasons.
In such circumstances instead of just vetting potential buyers could the Trust also be actively involved in sourcing future buyers for the club?
I assume the owners would either be the Yanks or another set of investors trying to make a quick buck so I doubt there would be many objections from the speculators.
This way we might actually get an owner that gives an eff about the club. I guess it would also mean we need to retain a strong shareholding in the club.
Any views would be appreciated. I am happy to be shot down in flames as this is an area for which I have very little knowledge :-)
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More AMs anyone?
at 13:44 12 Dec 2017

Who is the ' expert' Laura Mcallister who thinks we should have 50 % more AMs in. Cardiff Bay at a cost of £10m per annum?
This is a scandal when we also have 22 Local Authorities sitting below them. All this for a population of just 3m.
Less LAs and an Assembley that actually gave a toss about the rest of Wales and I might say the have an argument. Apparently some AMs have to sit on 3 committees at the moment .....awwwww.
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Davis ducking and diving
at 11:47 28 Nov 2017

Not prepared to release the full findings on how Brexit could affect this country.
In danger of being held in contempt of Parliament.
Apparently there are 58 to 60 areas to be reported on, or so Davis said on the Andrew Marr show some months ago. Now he says there are not that many and information is being held back on those that have been put before Westminster.
Imho the Tories are warming to a WTO low tax and wage economy and are actually aiming for a so called 'hard Brexit,.
Hardly surprising as Europe have us by the balls and we have a devious, lazy, complacent politician in charge of the whole shooting match.
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Everton
at 15:22 26 Nov 2017

Torn a new one by Southampton The corpse is kicking slightly with Siggy but Ash in one Hell of a mess.
I know they have started from a higher bar but their fall from grace has been more dramatic than ours.
Dithering over replacing their manager as well.
I wonder if they are have been reading the same book as Jenkins 'DOF for Dummies' ;-)
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TNS v Queen of the South.
at 13:13 12 Nov 2017

On S4C soon. I wonder if the Dobstar will be playing?
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Capital w@nkfest
at 19:07 1 Nov 2017

On BBC Cardiff now. Mervelling at their fastest growing metropolis and looking at its 'fantastic history'. A population of 2000 pre industrial revolution......
Meanwhile they promise 'Wales Live' later on. They are going to 'dig deep' to unearth the issues affecting us. Guess who is going to be one of the diggers? Jason Mohammed...... you can't make it up.
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Bed blocking solved!
at 07:43 26 Oct 2017

Bed blocking. One of the many reasons the NHS has problems .
Some beut has suggested all those living near a hospital, with a spare bedroom and an en suite, can look after these poor souls whilst they recuperate.
The patient will have 3 meals a day and the home owner will be trained. Payment for said owner will be in excess of £1k a month.
I can see them queuing up for this in Derwen Fawr and Rhydypandy.
This would provide the perfect environment for sharks and the unscrupulous to ply their trade.
Only in the land of Dope and Tory.........
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Dundee Dock Development.
at 19:32 17 Oct 2017

Just watched this on the One Show. They are having a one billion pound Dock redevelopment. The centrepiece is a fantastic museum built like a ships hull jutting out into the water.
Scotland has two major cities that attract major investment yet even a centre like Dundee can benefit from a massive development like this.
How can Wales with only 2 million less population only put its eggs in one Cardiff basket?
The rest of Wales is truly missing out massively. We cannot expect the equivalent of Scotland due to only having a 3 million population. However, even taking this into account, there seems a massive desparity between the two.
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