Thursday, September 01, 2005

EXCLUSIVE: Pwllheli Marina Scandal

Exclusive, as in, it excludes anything new?

More old news from P4P, who has "learnt that there is much more to the North Wales Pwllheli Marina scandal than has been made public." Unsurprisingly, he fails to expand on this.

P4P quotes an email sent to him from a Gwynedd Council officer, and praises the officer's courage for having come forward.

However, there is nothing in the officer's email that is neither exclusive nor scandalous, and P4P resorts to asking for handouts.

7 Comments:

Blogger Banksy said...

There have been some developments in this matter.

http://icnorthwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/regionalnews/tm_objectid=15923421&method=full&siteid=50142&headline=official-quits-in-leak-row--name_page.html

4:53 AM  
Blogger Hammers - back where we belong said...

I feel really sorry for this guy Rhodri actually. He tried to spill the beans on some shoddy goings on with his employers and ends up being forced to quit. Poor lad.

What kind of world do we live in?

7:27 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

One in which you should not trust a site like Natwatch to respect a source, apparently.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Hammers - back where we belong said...

Did this guy ask for anonymity then? I don't remember reading that anywhere. Wouldn't it have detracted from his story?

I still think the council has treated him really badly, probably just to cover failings over the Pwllheli issue, which was a disgrace.

3:43 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

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7:20 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

It was perfectly obvious what would happen if his name was published.

It's all well and good having a bit of a laugh at the expense of nats, but he's lost his job because of Natwatch.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Nic Dafis said...

But that isn't good enough for Natwatch, who're now really putting the boot in, with gleeful malice.

Hateful people, literally.

I remember just before the '97 election reading a column by Jeremy Hardy where he said that he would be voting Labour with clenched teeth. Although he despised Tony Blair and everything he stood for, he believed there were "still decent people in the Labour Party", which was more than could be said for the Tories. I believe that Hardy now advocates the Lib Dems, though I may be wrong.

This business with Natwatch, with all its petty vindictiveness, is a world away from the crimes that Tony Blair has committed in the last few years, but it does prove, to me anyway, that the culture of absolute cynicism has permeated the party by now, that there is no significant moral distance between the Tories and New Labour. The fact that that sentence sounds so pathetically naive when I read it back shows how far we've come since 1997.

3:31 AM  

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