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Rhodri Morgan Asks For £100m Advance From Westminster

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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-ne...91466-24710953/

THE Assembly Government yesterday asked the Treasury for a £100m advance to spend on new roads, schools and hospitals in the run-up to the next Assembly elections.

Last year First Minister Rhodri Morgan persuaded the UK Government to bring forward a similar figure from Wales’ 2010-11 allo- cation, and he now wants to repeat the exercise by moving cash meant for 2011-12 into next year’s budget.

The move is vital to help the beleaguered construction industry hit hard by the recession, Mr Morgan told the Western Mail.

Mr Morgan and his Plaid Cymru deputy, Ieuan Wyn Jones, put the £100m request to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne at a meeting in Westminster yesterday.

Mr Brown said he wanted a global deal to continue the high-borrowing “fiscal stimulus†strategy for tackling the recession at this month’s G20 summit.

WAG are hoping that extending that principle – that public spending should continue to rise in the short-term to mitigate the effects of the recession – will help to win the argument over the extra £100m.

And what happens next year when the cuts take place? Surely it will mean even less money to spend in 2010/11?

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If you audited the books on the Welsh Assembly I think you will find Wales went bust in 1549!

Wales appears to have been doing what house-holders have been doing for years - living on the never never. What is it with small countries - Eire, Iceland, Wales, Latvia? Inferiority complex? A need to keep up with the smart neighbours?

We are about to go into the the biggest Public Sector cuts in probably 50 years and Wales has already spent the money for a few years hence. Freck!

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If you audited the books on the Welsh Assembly I think you will find Wales went bust in 1549!

Wales appears to have been doing what house-holders have been doing for years - living on the never never. What is it with small countries - Eire, Iceland, Wales, Latvia? Inferiority complex? A need to keep up with the smart neighbours?

We are about to go into the the biggest Public Sector cuts in probably 50 years and Wales has already spent the money for a few years hence. Freck!

And the US excuse is?

Is there debt down to a superiority complex, look at us with all our guns while repeatedly grabbing the crotch shouting yeah baby, come and get some?

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I'm afraid I don't pay much attention to Welsh politics, is he something to do with the Labouristas?

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"THE Assembly Government yesterday asked the Treasury for a £100m advance to spend on new roads, schools and hospitals in the run-up to the next Assembly elections."

Our nationalist / socialist leaders want a £100mill to spunk away on more ludicrous public sector 'investment' just before an election! It almost defies belief that people are so gullible but then before the last election they gave everyone free prescriptions and got re-elected.

Meanwhile in other news it was recently announced that 60% of Wales' GDP is from the public sector

Could I take this opportunity to thank my English cousins for paying for these bribes - you are so kind.

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If you audited the books on the Welsh Assembly I think you will find Wales went bust in 1549!

more mines needed

There are three gold mines in Wales today

* Dolaucothi, near Pumpsaint, Dyfed, owned and run by the National Trust, so can be visited. The mine was operated by the Romans, but after the Romans departure, the mine lay abandoned for centuries. Revival in the 19th century did not last long, with the mine finally closing in 1938. Dolaucothi's fascinating story is today told on the "Miners Way" self guide surface trail and also on guided underground tour.

* Gwynfynydd Gold Mines in Dolgellau started in the 1860's and has proved to be one of the richest gold mines in Britain. Gwynfynydd Gold Mine has now been restored after being inactive, and is again in full production. It has a recorded output of more than 2,000 oz of fine gold since 1884. Visitors to Gwynfynydd are offered the opportunity to visit the working gold mine, pan for gold and experience the search for Welsh gold.

* Clogau Gold Mine in Bontddu, near Barmouth, is a working gold mine which is not open to the public

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Meanwhile in other news it was recently announced that 60% of Wales' GDP is from the public sector

Could I take this opportunity to thank my English cousins for paying for these bribes - you are so kind.

Can I just clarify that these are bribes for voting Labour. If you stop voting Labour you can kiss goodbye to your free prescriptions, elder care etc. ;)

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If you audited the books on the Welsh Assembly I think you will find Wales went bust in 1549!

Wales appears to have been doing what house-holders have been doing for years - living on the never never. What is it with small countries - Eire, Iceland, Wales, Latvia? Inferiority complex? A need to keep up with the smart neighbours?

We are about to go into the the biggest Public Sector cuts in probably 50 years and Wales has already spent the money for a few years hence. Freck!

Some small countries do okay, ones that foster entrepreneurship and a work-ethic. Sovereignty (including currency-sovereignty) helps IMO; being a small part of a big currency union is bad news for regional economies; arguably the experience of the fringes of Euroland have been going on in the fringes of the UK -- which means pretty much everywhere outside the South East, sadly -- for much longer. It's been papered over with fiscal transfers that simply make the dependency worse.

God knows how Wales could get moving in the right direction after all these years of dependency/entitlement though.*

*edit: the same goes for the UK as a whole, too!

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Some small countries do okay, ones that foster entrepreneurship and a work-ethic. Sovereignty (including currency-sovereignty) helps IMO; being a small part of a big currency union is bad news for regional economies; arguably the experience of the fringes of Euroland have been going on in the fringes of the UK -- which means pretty much everywhere outside the South East, sadly -- for much longer. It's been papered over with fiscal transfers that simply make the dependency worse.

God knows how Wales could get moving in the right direction after all these years of dependency/entitlement though.*

*edit: the same goes for the UK as a whole, too!

The very vocal but tiny minority of Welsh language activisits, who have wormed themselves into all the senior QUANGO jobs in Wales and who drink the fountain of English tax-payer funding dry, have done untold damage to Wales, the Welsh economy and the Welsh people.

Thatcher, worried by the possibility of another Northern Ireland, did severe long-term damage to Wales by pandering to them and directing so much funding at the Welsh language - billions have literally been spent on a very tiny minority of people in Wales in the past 30 years.

It needs to be openly debated but because the Meeja in Wales is dominated by the Welsh-speaking clique there is no independent place for discussion. Ironically, numerous posters on here have posted more truthful and insightful information on Wales than anything which has ever appeared in the Welsh Meeja.

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Can I just clarify that these are bribes for voting Labour. If you stop voting Labour you can kiss goodbye to your free prescriptions, elder care etc. ;)

Genius isn't it? A bit like getting everyone dependant on heroin and then threatening to take it away if they dont vote for you

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The very vocal but tiny minority of Welsh language activisits, who have wormed themselves into all the senior QUANGO jobs in Wales and who drink the fountain of English tax-payer funding dry, have done untold damage to Wales, the Welsh economy and the Welsh people.

Thatcher, worried by the possibility of another Northern Ireland, did severe long-term damage to Wales by pandering to them and directing so much funding at the Welsh language - billions have literally been spent on a very tiny minority of people in Wales in the past 30 years.

It needs to be openly debated but because the Meeja in Wales is dominated by the Welsh-speaking clique there is no independent place for discussion. Ironically, numerous posters on here have posted more truthful and insightful information on Wales than anything which has ever appeared in the Welsh Meeja.

So true. And where has all the money gone? Into disgustingly high house prices. Thanks a lot English tax payer, you've priced me out of my own country.

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The very vocal but tiny minority of Welsh language activisits, who have wormed themselves into all the senior QUANGO jobs in Wales and who drink the fountain of English tax-payer funding dry, have done untold damage to Wales, the Welsh economy and the Welsh people.

Thatcher, worried by the possibility of another Northern Ireland, did severe long-term damage to Wales by pandering to them and directing so much funding at the Welsh language - billions have literally been spent on a very tiny minority of people in Wales in the past 30 years.

It needs to be openly debated but because the Meeja in Wales is dominated by the Welsh-speaking clique there is no independent place for discussion. Ironically, numerous posters on here have posted more truthful and insightful information on Wales than anything which has ever appeared in the Welsh Meeja.

Indeed, a kind of linguistic nepotism -- very very corrosive, as nepotism always is.

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Can I just clarify that these are bribes for voting Labour. If you stop voting Labour you can kiss goodbye to your free prescriptions, elder care etc. ;)

To all intents and purposes they might as well be free across the whole UK:

Currently only 11 per cent of people in England pay the £7.10 charge for a doctor's prescription and this will drop further from April 1st as cancer patients receiving treatment will each be exempt from fees for five years.

I wonder what the cost of administering the two-tier free/pay system is, vs the extra prescription revenue.

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And the US excuse is?

Is there debt down to a superiority complex, look at us with all our guns while repeatedly grabbing the crotch shouting yeah baby, come and get some?

...you've obviously never seen a Welsh hill farmer on a Saturday night out in the big city! (Barmouth).

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