The BBC and Wales Online recently give space t former Plaid councillor turned Ukip candidate Mohammed Sarul call to rename Cardiff Airport after Princess Diana
He claimed changing the name would generate publicity and act as a memorial.
Mr Sarul has put forward a petition (with just 16 names remember that)calling on the Welsh Government to change the name.
The call does not seem to generate the support both the Editors at the BBC an the Wasting Mule were trying to generate
George Atkinson: "How about we call it after Owain Glyn Dwr instead? At least he was Welsh and did something for our country. This is just sucking up to a foreign royal family who have done absolutely nothing for Wales apart from using our countries name to promote themselves to something other than being a complete waste of time and money. What a joke. This shouldn't even be considered and should be laughed off by our politicians."A petition needs a minimum of 10 signatures to be discussed by the Assembly Petitions Committee, under current assembly rules.
Hywell Roberts: "It already has a name. What it needs is more flights and better road access. Some more shops and taxis wouldn't go amiss either."
Leigh Richards: "No disrespect to the late Diana but I think it should be named after someone who was from Wales and who has contributed to Welsh life. The likes of David Lloyd George and Nye Bevan certainly spring to mind - and what about Gareth Bale? Roald Dahl Airport is growing on me too."
Judith Evans: "Ridiculous - she had no connection with Cardiff and, as Princess of Wales, made no effort with the country, language or people!"
I was loath to give this claptrap any more publicity but for a byline which intrigued me
Assembly members will consider the petition, which gathered 16 signatures, on Tuesday
A petition needs a minimum of 10 signatures to be discussed by the Assembly Petitions Committee, under current assembly rules.
Now I totally support the Assembly listing to the Assembly but "10 signatures" you could gather that by calling for Wales to open an embassy on Mars!
A mischievous group of people could easily gather over 10 signings on different petitions every day in various parts of Wales .
I don't know how much this would tie up the Assembly bu or how much it costs but the petition committee probably would have to meet on a daily basic
Surely (i never thought I'd say this) its a rule that carries "direct democracy" to far.Y