Friday, 22 February 2008

Sights you don't see in the Senedd

Part 2:

A full chamber.

12 comments:

bored of politicians 22 February 2008 at 18:30  

well said Senedd Whip, if only our AM's just had some RESPECT for their jobs and the Institution they work in then maybe the rest of us might actually show some interest.

Anonymous 22 February 2008 at 23:17  

Some of our AM's are not pulling their weight, and when they are in the chamber they are playing on the net.

I know AM's who table shit question, real vague ones just to escape censure, not to represent their constituents

Anonymous 23 February 2008 at 12:19  

You would expect FM's Questions to pack the chamber, but not even then. There's no hope!

Anonymous 23 February 2008 at 13:05  

The proportion of AMs who regularly attend all the senedd meetings is much higher than westminster. Parliament may be full for PMQs (although even then that would only be a maximum of around 400 out of 650) but it rarely has more than a handful for pretty much everything else.

Anonymous 23 February 2008 at 13:26  

Anon 13:05 We all appreciate that fact. However, you'd think that there would be a full house at FM Questions. Instead, you'd be hard pressed to see anyone other than Carwyn Jones and Carl Sargeant on the 'front benches' at times, with plenty of free spaces on the back benches of Labour other than the sycophantic AMs that raise their so called questions to Rhodri.

Valleys Mam 24 February 2008 at 12:56  

what do you expect, the AMs need to feel they are accountable,also to respect each other.
I see no gravitas at the Bay and on the other hand its not really scintillating is it. Raise the standards and raise the game

Tor Hershman 25 February 2008 at 06:42  

I didn't see The Prince of Whales, nor the Duke of Dolphins.....alas, no Sutan of Squid 'twas spotted as well.

Anonymous 25 February 2008 at 13:05  

Yes it's really important for MPs to be at Prime Minister's Questions isn't it, given that so much is achieved there? If only our AMs all got together to bleat like sheep and wave papers in the air the Assembly would get so much more done.

Anonymous 25 February 2008 at 16:52  

yeah, Westminster looks like a proper parliament, the Senedd just looks poxy. Doesn't help that the whole place seems geared up for 'kids' and being 'child-freindly' i.e. lack any gravitas or prestige.

I've got kids myself but the Senedd is just an embarassment - I'd be embarassed to take an important diplomat or business person in there - the whole message it gives is 'we're not important - this isn't a proper country'.

The Go Mann 26 February 2008 at 15:07  

Thank goodness I don't have to worry... there are only 24 elected members of our parliament in the Isle of Man :)

Anonymous 27 February 2008 at 11:15  

Pippa - I hear you've been rumbled! I hope that's not true and the blog is here to stay.

Miss Wagstaff 2 March 2008 at 19:02  

Anon 27 Feb 11:15 I don't know. I concentrate on my job for over a week and odd rumours start to fly about ;)

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