One of my favourite comments made by Lloyd George was about his countrymen. When describing the Welsh he said that “They pray to God on Sundays’ and on each other the rest of the week”. The news from the toy Parliament that is the Welsh Assembly has spent £300,000 on “team building exercises” for its own staff, suggests that, at least amongst their beaurocrats, the have indeed lived up to their history.
It appears Plaid Cymru have got rather excited about this, but rather than as they suggest put the money into public services (eh putting civil servants counts as public services in this mad world where we live), why not give it back to the poor blighters who coughed up for it, the taxpayers. Or better still learn from your mistakes and not take it off them in the first place.
OK, I’m sorry. Silly idea, all public spending is essential. After al there is no way that nobody today would have money taken off them under threat of prison to send members of Rohdri Morgan’s personal team on a jolly, surely not.