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Poetic Justice?

Betsan Powys | 10:46 UK time, Monday, 31 March 2008

I can only hope that members of the Assembly's Sustainability Committee have a healthy love of irony - and a good book in their overnight bags.

Today they make the most of the Easter break by heading off to Freiburg and Linz to learn all about successful carbon reduction strategies.

That they're going by plane and contributing more than little bit to the committee's own carbon footprint is, I'm sure, a calculated and necessary evil.

But doesn't it feel more than little bit like poetic justice that they're hoping to fly this afternoon from ... Heathrow's Terminal 5?


I can report an official Tory split.

Darren Millar and Brynle Williams flew from Manchester, which means they, at least, have probably arrived - along with their luggage. Given the trip is to Austria and Germany indulging in a bit of Schadenfreude seems fair enough somehow ...

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  • 1.
  • At 12:00 PM on 31 Mar 2008,
  • Penyberth wrote:

Excellent, serve the hypocrites right, they would have been quicker on the train.

  • 2.
  • At 09:21 PM on 31 Mar 2008,
  • Julia powell wrote:

The Government and Welsh Assembly do not live in the real world. They put up Council Taxes, fuel,food etc., but their disposable income is increased so they can afford it. Most people are not on the wages that they are or are having the pay rises that they have so how can the normal person afford all of these increases. They talk about using public transport, that's all very well if you live in a town or city that has the infastructure to provide the like. But living in rural Wales, that facility is not provided, and we therefore are required to use vehicles, why are we being penalised for transporting our children, earning a living and living our lives. Most of us would like to be earning the amount of money that our MP's, AM's are earning, but what are they actually achieving for us rate payers - nothing at all. I think it is time that they actually did something for the people instead of lining their own pockets!

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