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Viewpoints A motley crew of nonentities.

WELL, I've been called a misery guts by someone named Chris Franks (never heard of him), for exercising my hard earned democratic right to air my opinions in Viewpoints.

On a pedantic note, may I add that I've been writing to the Echo readers' letters column since the early 1960s and have no intention of either stopping, or moderating my opinions.

I must admit, though, that Mr Franks who identifies himself as a Plaid Cymru Assembly Member - although his letter is written in English - is correct when he describes me as miserable.

I feel extremely miserable on the all- too-frequent occasions when I pass his place of work and look with growing incredulity at the new headquarters the Assembly has had built.

For those with short memories Wales rejected the Assembly on the first referendum, so they decided we didn't know what was good for us and held another.

Best out of three? It would have been, but for them it was second time lucky and now we're saddled with the motley crew.

Call me misery guts again, I don't mind, but it deepened when they suddenly managed to find more than pounds 12m to bail out the disastrous Armadillo that faced termination a stone's throw away from Mr Franks' place of employment.

Miserable... I was almost suicidal, thinking of what could have been done with that money. Off the top of my head, save the superb Lansdowne school and build another hospital.

Here are some more miserable opinions, we've allowed them to create a semi-elected empire in the Bay, who are now so impudent with power that they have self titled themselves the Welsh Assembly Government.

Some government, a fourth-rate bunch of timeservers, bandwagon jumpers and nonentities.

Andrew Thompson
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 22, 2007
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