11:15am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Letters
THE recent report regarding more Assembly Members is predictable, while at the same damning to all those who peddled the lie that more powers would not mean more politicians.
The report argues that with more powers we need more highly paid politicians to provide legislative scrutiny. Those who remember the referendum campaign will be asking themselves, hang on, didn’t Carwyn Jones tell us that they could provide scrutiny of their new legislative powers without increasing the number of politicians? Could it be that we were misinformed?
As for the cost of an extra 40 Assembly Members (£250k a year), we are told ‘don’t worry; new members would be paid for by a cull of local councillors’, who are deemed expendable by the political elite who populate the bay. I have a question: if Assembly Members are so overworked, how can some sit as councillors, and why does the bay only sit for three days a week?
Seems to me that many of them have so little to do that they sit around dreaming of a time when they will have even less to do.
Cllr Nigel Dix Montclaire Avenue Blackwood
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