Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Comment of the Week

Reviewing the Welsh blogs, I came across this little gem, by a reader named Rhys. The comment refers to the recent announcement on the subject of a payrise for AMs, which includes extra money for Whips and Committee Chairs.

The real scandal is that Carl Sargeant [as Labour Chief Whip] will still be getting paid £26,000 'on top' of his £50,000, just to remind his fellow champagne socialists how to vote as Labour Whip... Seriously, how can it cost the Welsh taxpayer £26 grand to tell Huw Lewis that he should vote with his government?

Couldn't a post-it note do it more effectively, leaving the remaining £25,999.20 to be put to something worthwhile, like say persuading a dentist not to abandon the NHS?

Well, I thought it was amusing [ever so slightly], athough I do think that a post-it note would also be needed for the desk of Lynne Neagle, so make that £25,998.40 - all the others seem to be in the palm of Rhodri's hand.


Caribbean Welsh Bridge 19 March 2008 at 00:06  

Could you please comment about the Segolene Royal affair at Harvard regarding her reported support for the independence of the US territory of Porto Rico?

If she can say this about Porto Rico, she may consider saying the same about Wales, right!?


Dotcommentator 19 March 2008 at 14:15  

This is a good point. I can't really recall any occasions offhand when Labour AMs voted against the line (apart from Dr Brian 'Funky' Gibbons' mishap with the electronic voting pad).

It's pretty depressing really how there are two voting groups, Labour-Plaid and Libs-Con, who just approve or disapprove of motions and votes, depending on whether its a government-inspired one.

Anonymous 20 March 2008 at 00:31  

can't we just buy hima whip rather than post it notes? Hes a pretty fearsome, but likeable chap, is Carl, but with a whip everyone would vote for him.

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