Profits of doom

The howls of anguish from the political classes following the electorate’s refusal to follow their advice on the referendum is enough to bring a smile to the face of any self-respecting anarchist. Poor old Heseltine was on the radio the other morning promoting the idea that the whole thing might be overturned by Parliament and... Read More »

Good losers

“And always keep a-hold of nurse, For fear of finding something worse.” In my view these words of the Anglo-French writer Hilaire Belloc are likely to be a good predictor of the result of tomorrow’s referendum. Added to that, it is always difficult to overthrow what Milton Friedman called “the tyranny of the status quo”.... Read More »

Trivial pursuits

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston has quit the Brexit campaign over what she says is the false claim that, outside the EU, the UK would be able to spend an extra £350 million per week on the NHS. As an outer, I also find this claim frustrating because it is inaccurate on so many levels... Read More »

Bog standards

With reference to last week’s post a reader known only as Les comments on that other website: On another subject – once again Old Grumpy publicly calls Cllr Adams a liar. To me this is, or should be serious. Surely Cllr Adams should now as a matter of honour challenge this or accept that Cllr... Read More »

Carry on lying

Carry on lyingBack in November 2013, I wrote a piece about the roof at Coronation School Pembroke Dock which was supposed to have been completely reslated at great expense. The photo that accompanied the article seemed to show conclusively that some parts of the roof hadn’t been touched (see Night on the tiles.) My concerns about this... Read More »

Honest mistakes?

Honest mistakes?It is now over two years since Pembrokeshire County Council handed a detailed dossier on the Pembroke Dock grants affair to Dyfed-Powys Police. And last week Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Griffiths turned up at the council’s audit committee and told members that papers would be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service in the none-too-distant future.... Read More »

Tinpot Torquemada!

The author of that other website seems to have struck a rich seam of columnar inspiration in the works and words of Cllr Rev Huw George, Cabinet member for the environment and Welsh language. Rev Huw’s latest initiative has taken him down to Little Haven where he has imposed a smoking ban on the beach. Actually it’s... Read More »

Zzzzzz Cars

It is coming up to three years since I first drew attention to the strange business of the Commercial Property Grant Scheme (CPGS) in Pembroke Dock. Having read my post of 25 April 2013, Cllr Michael Williams, Plaid Cymru leader on the council, raised the matter at the audit committee in June 2013 and where the... Read More »

Sleeping policemen

Over the past few weeks I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to extract information from Dyfed-Powys police about the Pembroke Dock grants business. Two years have now elapsed since my investigations forced Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) to provide the police with a thick dossier of evidence and Old Grumpy was concerned to know what, if any,... Read More »

About face!

About face!In my last post, I said that Director of Development, Dr Steven Jones, had emailed me with an explanation as to why there were two copies of G&G’s bills of quantities in the file for 10 Meyrick Street Pembroke Dock. In fact the email came from Director of Finance Mr John Haswell. This has now... Read More »

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