Wednesday, 14 January 2009

After the break

Translation of "Wedi'r Torriad" by Vaughan Roderick

So they're back. After the Christmas celebrations/hard work in their constituencies, the Assembly Members are back in Cardiff Bay and it feels a bit like “Groundhog Day” with Nick Bourne defending his expenses in a press conference and Rhodri and Ieuan insisting that the LCO system can work effectively.

Nick's situation will be far clearer by the end of the week I think. Today [Tuesday] he announced a plan to make a series of speeches across Wales and that he has written to the party's Parliamentary candidates offering them support in the General Election. “Business as usual” was the message, “the squabble over expenses has calmed down.”

Perhaps. About half of the Conservative group now openly tell the press that they are all for a change of leadership. One member has said that he's asked Nick to give it up. Nick denies this. He's not aware of any discontent. “The group is solid” he says and denies any member has asked him to go.

Here are the choices then:

A. The members are lying
B. Journalists are lying
C. Nick's lying
D. “Denial isn't just a river in Egypt”

You're welcome to phone a friend.

Translation by Dewi Tri


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