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May 23, 2011

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Sion E Jones

How do you feel, Paul, about Cheryl Gillan trying to claim all the credit for this change of heart?

She was completely humiliated by the original announcement, and it was obvious that she had not been consulted on the issue - but even more demeaning - she had not even been informed of the announcement.

Of course - she is so busy in her constituency of Amersham, fighting the HS2 scheme that perhaps it had just escaped her attention, but still . . .

And now she is trying to claim all the glory. Politicians, eh???

HuwOS

"this seems another reason to close the welsh assembly which just seems to be an expensive,money wasting talking shop, not able to protect welsh jobs from westminster cuts."

Right so you consider that Wales would be better protected from England focused parliament by getting rid of the only elected body whose first priority is Wales rather than say getting more power for the Welsh assembly than the English have currently allowed.

The powers of the assembly are less than most would have wished for, but they are more than the nothing that your suggestion would give us and it gives us a firm foundation to build on, do you not see that?

The only type of government that will put the needs of Wales ahead of the needs of London and the south of England will be an elected Welsh body, but a lot still needs to be done to wrest the necessary powers from Westminster and that can best be done by having an elected body here in Wales doing just that.

It seems to me that there is no reason to close the Welsh Assembly but a lot of reasons to support it and to advocate increased powers for it.

tracey

saving 50 jobs is better than nothing but it is disgraceful wales has been hit hardest by the cuts.

newports offices have always been the place new procedures and services have been tested before going national and the staff have always done there best to aacomadate the service.

i commend you paul in trying to save the jobs but welsh politicians dont seem to have the ear of ministers in parliament.
the welsh are treated like second class citizens in the uk.

maybe wales being a strong labour voting region is another reason the cuts went further than in england.

this seems another reason to close the welsh assembly which just seems to be an expensive,money wasting talking shop, not able to protect welsh jobs from westminster cuts.

with 30% cuts in local government there is very little hope the people made redundant getting civil service jobs in wales.

i am very sorry newport passport staff will lose their jobs and i wish them all the best in getting work elsewhere in the civil service.

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