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Q + A?

Betsan Powys | 09:49 UK time, Tuesday, 23 March 2010

It's been quiet on the blog - apologies. I haven't been idle, I've been on the road.

Plenty of questions to ask today, including this of the Conservatives: if George Osborne is offering to allow the Scottish Government a delay of a year in bringing in extra cuts if the Tories win the General Election, will he make the same offer to the Welsh Assembly Government?

Of the Labour Plaid coalition: have they asked?

More questions - and I hope, answers, to come.


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  • 1. At 10:58am on 23 Mar 2010, Len Gibbs wrote:


    Is this a new style to the blog?
    Here is today's subject. Discuss.

    Even if he doesn't offer it to the Scots I hope he will offer it to Wales!

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  • 2. At 11:12am on 23 Mar 2010, ahmed wrote:

    thank you [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]

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  • 3. At 02:06am on 24 Mar 2010, Bernard Matthews wrote:

    Wales is a totally different case to Scotland.
    Firstly, the economy of Wales can't survive on its own. Its contribution to the UK economy has been in deficit for decades.
    Secondly, Scotland has its own government, not a greenhouse full of county councillors with ambitions beyond their capabilities.
    Let's face it, the sooner that Wales is made part of England again, like it was in the old days, the better.
    We have exactly the same culture as England, apart from the odd lovespoon whittler or cawl gargler, so let's take advantage of our similarities and stop whining about having our own little club.

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  • 4. At 08:28am on 24 Mar 2010, Lyn David Thomas wrote:

    Just what we need another guy trolling - can we have some serious debate please.

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  • 5. At 11:14am on 24 Mar 2010, West-Wales wrote:

    Lyn #4
    Just what we need another guy trolling

    Not sure who you are referring too - #2 or #3.

    I will agree #2 is probably a "Troll"


    I thought Bernard @ #3 made some interesting points, if you disagree perhaps you would like to explain why.

    If possible without silly insults, misrepresentations, or using your favourite "Anti" prefix.

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  • 6. At 8:09pm on 24 Mar 2010, Jack_Wilkinson wrote:

    Bernard Matthews is not trolling, he's just telling the truth Scotland is totally different to Wales. The inter-mixing of gene-pools between Wales and England is hugely different to any of the other home countries.

    In greater Manchester two Welsh names are at one and two of the population stats in enormous numbers, Mersey side, just the same. In east Wales English names outnumber Welsh names in huge numbers.

    Llafur's been acting really stupid again, complaining that David Davies, Stephen Crabb and Stephen Jones are still anti-devolution!!! They were totally against devolution and compulsory Welsh lessons, why would they change their minds? David Davies stance on devolution and 'creeping bilingualism' has made Monmouthshire a Conservative stronghold.

    I should think these MPs are the same as any other 'no' voter, the more they see of the clowns on the bay, the more they want that money gobbling sectarian parasite gone!!

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  • 7. At 09:55am on 25 Mar 2010, Lyn David Thomas wrote:

    Anyone who says Wales should be part of England commenting on a Welsh blog is trolling, its and incendiary comment not a serious debating point.

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  • 8. At 5:35pm on 26 Mar 2010, West-Wales wrote:

    Lyn #7
    Anyone who says Wales should be part of England commenting on a Welsh blog is trolling,

    I don't see why - whether you agree or not, its as valid a proposition as suggesting Wales should be an Independent State.

    The proposal is at least a workable idea, securing our economy, and guarantying a good quality of life for Welsh people.

    Is it your view, others are not allowed to express an opinion, unless it fits your, and Plaid's, narrow Nationalist Socialist ideology.

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  • 9. At 9:20pm on 26 Mar 2010, Jack_Wilkinson wrote:

    This inter-mixing of English and Welsh folk, overall in Wales just over 20% were born in England. I know a lot of English folk live along the South Wales coastal belt, but picturesque places like Conwy on the North Wales coastal belt seems to be very welcoming to our fellow Brits, that's nice, isn't it?

    Click on- Country of birth for Conwy.

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