Paul Davies AM

Paul Davies AM and newly elected Leader of the Welsh Tories, is insistent on bringing the party together and having a consistent policy on the Welsh political process. All fairness to him and you must admit it is a far cry from the London political mess that is enveloping politics, both Left and Right. Welsh Conservatism has a more generous outlook and doesn’t see the Brexit negotiations and anything but ‘wait and see’. Paul Davies is constant in his lack of enthusiasm for a referendum, the people have spoken and that’s it.

Having interviewed the politician, I must say that I found him reasonable and objective. None of the back stabbing ways of London. His answer to a political bias was any one is entitled to their opinion (he might not agree with it!) but they are nevertheless entitled to express it. Job done.

Education is at the forefront of his mind. Pisa results are considered but not the ‘B’ and end of it all. He feels that more people should be involved in the process, the community, the teachers etc (I hate that word ‘community’, it sounds like a Communist rant!), the same with the Health service and so on. People in Wales are not too familiar with the fact that the Welsh Assembly runs Education and Health but there we are. Media coverage is not too successful when it comes to this!

He reminded me that UKIP has only 4 seats and Plaid Cymru has 10 – that’s when the alleged paedophile considerations are taken into account, so that’s means the Tories are in with a chance of gaining power at the next Assembly elections. There’s no doubt about it that the gentleman wants to be the First Minister of the Assembly – no doubt at all. He maintains that the position is within his sights, should everything go well for the Tories.

“I would like to be First Minister” he repeated twice in our interview. Nothing like confidence is there?

It is time the Media gave Welsh politics more of a run at things. If they did, then so many Welsh people would have a more informed opinion of things political, One wouldn’t hear things like my granddaddy voted Labour, my father voted Labour and so I’ll do the same thing.

Wales has been Labour for far too long. It is time for a change. New ideas, new thinking and more than anything else more energy. Labour has been running things for 20 years (although they haven’t been too enthusiastic on Jeremy Corbyn) and they have come up with nothing. The young Labour AM’s have a chance at this but will they get anywhere?

Paul Davies is a new Leader of the Welsh Tories. He’s appealing and prepared to listen to whatever someone says. But he had a point when he said in reference to the terror of the Internet, well you don’t like what I’m saying, so you get into the hot seat yourself!

As I’ve said before, if you don’t like what the politicians are doing, get a seat and say what you like – just remember the general public is watching.

A builders mess!

It’s all a yes or a no. Politics is a no-man’s game and have no doubt about it. Look at where we are now? The Tories are in a mess about whether we should stay in the European Market and Labour are rubbing their heels together over anti-Semitism et al. No party is making any kind of constructive suggestion on the EU so what do we do about it?

There’s only one answer: Let’s just get out of the European Union and deal with the problems as they arise. The people have spoken and that’s all there is to it. I’m no fan of another referendum, we’ll have one and then another and another……. As for Northern Ireland, 20 odd years of peace and I don’t think we’ll be going back to another spate of murder and retribution taking place but who knows?

Theresa May is a good Prime Minister – would anyone out there like her job? I think not. Who would want to deal with the swamplands of political discourse on a daily basis? Is there any one? Probably not. And Jeremy Corbyn is too busy responding to all those centre-left individuals who are giving him a hard time. There is no hope is there? The Tories and the Labour Party may well be considering breaking up and so, chaos again.

I can’t see our Jeremy making a good leader but there we are, again who knows? A new tailor and a decent shave might just give him a chance.

We shall wait and see. There are so many quotes on this but I’ll not bore with them! Where will be on the final decision is anyone’s guess but I do feel this: Whatever the protracted policy is we shall get through it. The UK is an island race and we have been through far worse, from the Second World War and many instances of turmoil before it. So I say, take heart and live through whatever the Fates dish out, grit your teeth and hope for the best.

That’s all we can do! Absolutely – I hate this word, everybody is using it, just thought I’d adopt it just to annoy!

Adverts

I was watching TV the other night for a change – yes, I have to admit it, fool that I am! Anyway, on comes all this advertising. Men shaving their legs (I have never heard of this one before), trimmers for beards and a hairy upper lip and gel for heavens knows what. It left me feeling rather emasculated, I can tell you. Then there are the women’s products. All in sundry here, creams for this and that, hair shampoo for making a twisted mess and shavers for making a smooth skinned example of female loveliness!

All these adverts made me ponder the fact that these companies must think that the general populace is as dull as a brick. Do they honestly believe that we are all convinced by the childish tittle tattle they throw out there?

I have an iPad which lets me know about giving the adverts a miss – at a price. The trouble is, you can’t do on any of this on the commercial channels apart from ITV. Well, I say ITV but that’s only on the ‘Catch Up’ variety. Anything current forget it. I’m all for a drama or documentary (and politics, as if you didn’t know that one!) but anything else forget it. And as for sport, watching this makes me feel rather ill.

I don’t really watch a great deal of television – for obvious reasons. Believe it or not, I read books (sad chap that I am!). Not fiction, just the usual history and politics. All very boring, I assure you. Everybody is reading less these days and it is a pity. Libraries are going out of fashion and the young are click clicking their way to an eternal state of ignorance. Even educational degrees are clicked into a pass rate of ignominious success.

Well, I’m an old ‘un now, so I can say what I like – providing the thought police don’t have me up before the Beak for something or other! And do you know something? I’m exceedingly glad that I was born in the 1950’s – at least I won’t have my life controlled by a screen or a mobile phone (and I don’t have one these mobile pieces of nonsense before anyway asks!).