Sunday, 13 May 2012


David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth Constituency
As a former Plaid Cymru Westminster and National Assembly candidate (for Monmouth constituency), it is not every day that I find myself in partial agreement with the mutterings and musings of David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth (South Wales Argus 10th May 2012, the BBC and the Western Mail 11.05.2012). Now like many people I share his frustration with the incompetence of the highest levels of the current Conservative driven Coalition Government. As for David's motivation for the latest outburst, perhaps the recent hammering that the Conservatives received in the county council elections in Monmouthshire is playing on his mind, that and perhaps the possibility that with boundary changes his seat may come into ‘play’ in the next Westminster Parliamentary elections. While David and I agree on the incompetence of the current government, I, however, note the almost malicious (if not gleeful) nature of the coalition attacks on the public sector. I (and plenty of other people) have also noted the failure to introduce proper regulation for the banks (who got us into this mess – with the able assistance of the last New Labour Government). Not to mention the failure to introduce a windfall tax to prevent excessive profiteering on the part of the Energy and Power companies and the near complete failure to deal with tax evasion and tax avoidance.

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