Austerity propagates inequality

Yesterday we found out the settlement that Denbighshire County Council (DCC) will receive from the Labour Welsh Government. It’s a further cut of 0.9%. The County Council have already had to cut back over the years, and they are extraordinarily lean. I’m afraid that further cuts will inevitably mean cuts to services, though you can…

100 Labour MPs abstain from Yemen vote

Tens of thousands of people have suffered or been killed in Yemen because of the on-going vicious war there, with Saudi Arabia trying to force its will on the country. It is undoubted that Saudi Arabia are committing war crimes in Yemen with their targeting of civilians. In late 2015 Amnesty International accused Saudi Arabia…

£20 prize draw – Questionnaire

Below is a questionnaire that I have put together to try and understand some issues facing us today. Completing it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. You can enter a prize draw for a £20 voucher by including your contact details at the beginning of the poll. Details below. Thank you…

Demeaning our politics and taking advantage of our trust

Politics. Sometimes I hate it. Well, more than sometimes, quite often actually. The oneupmanship; the spinning; the misleading; the downright lying at times – all to keep face and win support, or at least stem a decline. Over the weekend my local Assembly Member and Labour’s candidate against me in the up-coming Assembly election responded…

£1m loan deal is a ‘spiteful snub’ to Plas Madoc

Plaid Cymru the Party of Wales have challenged Wrexham County Borough Council’s decision to ignore Splash Magic in their successful bid for a Welsh Government Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme. It was announced yesterday that the council had been successful in its application for a £1m loan from the Welsh Government and will use the funds…

Splash the cash!

Council urged to match public’s donations to community-run leisure centre Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales’ Assembly candidate for Clwyd South has called on Wrexham Council to match the donations made by the public to fund essential maintenance work at community-run Splash Magic leisure centre. Mabon ap Gwynfor, who is among hundreds of people…

Happy St David’s Day!

St David’s Day is our national day when we celebrate all things Welsh. Yet to be Welsh, or indeed any other nationality or culture, is more than an annual event; it’s more than cheering our national sporting teams for the odd 80 or 90 minutes. To be Welsh is simply to be. Nobody can claim…