HRH Queen Elizabeth will be in Cardiff tomorrow (St David's Day) to open another chamber of uselessness in the pet project of UK fragmentation so beloved of New Labour. Seven years after the adoption of a Welsh Assembly was endorsed by a clear MINORITY of the Welsh electorate, the glass and slate pile housing the 60 or so amateurs is about to officially unveiled in a blaze of glory. Streets will be cordoned off and RAF jets will fly overhead.
This building, resembling a glass po, has cost the public £67 million. Leaving aside the fact that the devolution referendum had only a 50% turn-out, with barely 50% support of that figure, the government has decided to waste money that could have been spent on far more worthwhile projects. There was nothing wrong with the building the Welsh Assembly was already occupying, except for the desire by Labour to pour cash in projects standard-bearing of their drive to modernise every aspect of our country. The Assembly has no executive nor tax-varying powers. In the main, it rubber-stamps decisions made in Westminster, whilst giving the impression that 60 extremely well-paid members, is tantamount to bringing politics closer to the people. A glass farce commissioned by a governmental farce. How apt.