- First they point to The Wasting Mule drawing our attention to a report by the Assembly’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the membership of bodies that would bar a person standing for election as an Assembly Member.
- This was followed by News that La Pasionaria AKA Kirsty Williams AM’s campaign for more nurses on Welsh hospital wards has reached the next stage with the launch of the consultation on the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.Over 3,000 people have either signed Kirsty’s petition or written to their AM urging them to back the Bill as it progresses through the Assembly. During this 6 week consultation period, Kirsty Williams will tour Welsh hospitals to speak with nurses and fee
- Then they tell us that The Telegraph reports on the views of Jenny Willott when she was holding the role of Liberal Democrat minister for women and equalities that gender stereotyping in the toys we supply our kids with may well be causing a serious imbalance in the British economy:
- Then they go back to a Wasting Mule report that the validity of a Welsh university’s economics degree has been called into question after a suggestion outcomes have been “manipulated” to boost league table performance.
- Finally La Pasionaria herself comments on The latest performance figures indicate that Wales’ ambulance service is ‘in crisis’ with response times nearly 10% worse than the same time last year.
The current system, known as the Barnett formula, is based on population levels and has long been criticised for short-changing Wales.
But given the LibDems as partners in the Scottish No campaign and signing up to comitments there if there is a No vote questions must be asked how La Pasionaria even if her Party were able to do this as thier days even as Tory Bag carriers may wel soon be over and anyway how they will square this with their promise to Scotland where suggestions to re-draw the formula have been fiercely resisted,
It seems that La Pasionaria may be promising to "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" to Wales whilst her colleagues in Westminster seem to promising the opposite to Scotland.
It seems to have been a busy day for the Welsh LibDems press Office as they seek to us the "Sily Season" that period lasting for a few summer months typified by the emergence of frivolous news stories to provide actual political news. but if they took my advice I avoid Information Overload and spread the news over a few days.