What are the benefits of the Welsh Assembly?

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    Andy
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    The Welsh Assembly benefits Cardiff a lot.

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    Maureen Gray
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    The WAG has been excellent news for Cardiff Bay. And £326,000 for children with ALN is a piss in the Atlantic.

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    TimRegency
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    The WAG has been excellent news for Cardiff Bay. And £326,000 for children with ALN is a piss in the Atlantic.

    Sounds like a good argument for Wrexham to get a better deal, unless you’re one of those who have succumbed to crab bucket syndrome.

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    Maureen Gray
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    And “crab bucket syndrome” is what, when it’s at home young man?

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    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    Crabs in a bucket mentality = If I can’t have it, neither can you.

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    zinger
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    I’m rather disappointed that after 15 posts that the only benefits of a Welsh Assembly appear to be jobs for the boys, free prescriptions & £326,000 for support of young people with learning disabilities. There must be something else surely.

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    MargaretA
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    I’m rather disappointed that after 15 posts that the only benefits of a Welsh Assembly appear to be jobs for the boys, free prescriptions & £326,000 for support of young people with learning disabilities. There must be something else surely.

    What do you think the benefits are?

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    zinger
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    Personally I can’t see any for us in North East Wales. If we had a better NHS, better road structure & a decent rail network I would sing their praises, if our schools were top notch likewise, if we had low business rates, if we were self sufficient I could understand that the Welsh Assembly had some purpose. But it is all if’s. As far as I see it we hold out a begging bowl to the Assembly who in turn hold out a begging bowl to Westminster so why not cut out the middle man. It would save us all money.

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    MargaretA
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    Personally I can’t see any for us in North East Wales. If we had a better NHS, better road structure & a decent rail network I would sing their praises, if our schools were top notch likewise, if we had low business rates, if we were self sufficient I could understand that the Welsh Assembly had some purpose. But it is all if’s. As far as I see it we hold out a begging bowl to the Assembly who in turn hold out a begging bowl to Westminster so why not cut out the middle man. It would save us all money.

    Exactly so!

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    TimRegency
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    Personally I can’t see any for us in North East Wales. If we had a better NHS, better road structure & a decent rail network I would sing their praises, if our schools were top notch likewise, if we had low business rates, if we were self sufficient I could understand that the Welsh Assembly had some purpose. But it is all if’s. As far as I see it we hold out a begging bowl to the Assembly who in turn hold out a begging bowl to Westminster so why not cut out the middle man. It would save us all money.

    Well, the roads and schools are indeed a mess, but isn’t that due to George Osborne’s crunching great council budget cuts?

    I remember the Welsh NHS being great in 2010, with patient satisfaction very high. GP and hospital appointments were made in good time. But the Coalition government came in 2010 and I don’t think it’s a co-incidence that things have deteriorated sharply since then. The idea that the negative effects of the Tory health and social care act of 2012 etc will abruptly stop at the Welsh border doesn’t seem very plausible to me.

    Part of the problem with half-hearted devolution is that it’s a bit fuzzy working out who’s responsible when things go wrong, but I think the WAG is not always the villain.

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