Archive for September 2016

When in a hole…

As they survey the wasteland created by the Corbynistas’ march through the Labour party, those moderates who signed Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership nomination papers are probably telling themselves: “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time”. You will recall that, back in 2015, when Mr Corbyn was having difficulty drumming up the support of... Read More »

Mind the gap

The Establishment – in the shape of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire County Councils – is putting up a spirited defence against my attempt to obtain further information about the £300,000+ Property Development Fund grant for an office block in Johnston. I notice that the young whippersnapper raised this subject at a recent meeting of PCC’s audit... Read More »


The Welsh Government has provided a £10 million loan fund for regenerating the town centres of Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. First out of the traps was Milford Haven Port Authority which put in a bid for a £1 million interest free loan to renovate the semi-derelict Quay Stores building opposite the entrance... Read More »

Speaking out of turn

Welsh language education is dangerous territory for someone born in England and judging from the comments regarding the new Welsh school in Haverfordwest on the Western Telegraph’s website it is a subject that causes enough controversy without an incomer like me adding fuel to the flames. However, having lived in Pembrokeshire for almost 50 years, I... Read More »

Hidden Truths

Hidden TruthsLast week, a serving British soldier was arrested on suspected terrorist offences after police discovered quantities of arms and explosives hidden in both Northern Ireland and Devon. This reminded Old Grumpy of the successful police operation just before Christmas 1989 which led to the arrest of two IRA members on the cliff path near Newgale... Read More »