After a few brickbats, the Argus deserves a pat on the back.
The paper has behaved with sensitivity and restraint in dealing with the dreadful five death motorway crash. One politicians who sought to make political capital out of it was ignored. The funerals of the victims have not been completed. It would have have been easy to opt for the screaming headline.
There must be local debate on how future tragedies should be avoided. But now period of silence is merciful to the families.
Well done, Argus.
Not another post mortem on the Welsh Labour Assembly result?
Why do no other parties find a deep need to parade their real and imagined weaknesses in this way? Labour did win that election. 26 out of 60 seat was great in the circumstances of rock bottom polls. We now have one big task that we have never had before. We must make the a coalition work for the people of Wales. That will be novel work that will strain our brain cells.
Some have additional brain power. Good people are looking at new answers for 2011 including Sue Essex and Eluned Morgan. Today's list of remedies is not very exciting. Certainly we have neglected the Cymry Cymraeg for 30 years. But please not another big conversation, or Labour listens. I'm puzzled to see the threat to hold money from constituencies that do not knock up or canvass. What money? The process seems to be the other way.
I will patiently look forward to reading the full document. (He lied).
Jon Styler is dead. I interviewed him in 1972 when he was applying for the headship of Malpas Church in Wales School. He was a very talented and polished 30 year old teacher. It was bold decision to give him the headship at such an early age.
He had a long and brilliant career as a teacher and a teacher composer. He added joy and lustre to many lives. Now he has taken his life at the age of 65. The report said that he faced a charge for an offence alleged 27 years. He strenuously denied any guilt.
There are many hundreds of past pupils and his many friends who will be greatly saddened by his passing
Along with many others, I have received the following message. Sadly it has the ring of truth and I have been asked to pass it on.
Subject:* bludgeoning monks by the 'lone-tein'
We just got phone call with our sister living in Yangon about a few hours ago. We saw on BBC world, saying that 200 monks were arrested. The true picture is far worse!!!!!!!!! For one instance, the monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan (on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) had been raided early this morning.
A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. They systematically ordered all the monks to line up and banged and crushed each one's head against the brick wall of the monastery. One by one, the peaceful, non resisting monks, fell to the ground, screaming in pain. Then, they tore off the red robes and threw them all in the military trucks (like rice bags) and took the bodies away.The head monk of the monastery, was tied up in the middle of the monastery, tortured , bludgeoned, and later died the same day, today. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the monastery, warded off by troops with bayoneted rifles, unable to help their helpless monks being slaughtered inside the monastery. Their every try to forge ahead was met with the bayonets. When all is done, only 10 out of 200 remained alive, hiding in the monastery. Blood stained everywhere on the walls and floors of the monastery. Please tell your audience of the full extent of the fate of the monks please please !!!!!!!!!!!! 'Arrested' is not enough expression. They have been bludgeoned to death !!!!!! Aye Aye .