I've heard a rumour (stronger than that actually) that there is a move afoot to reward the hard work of the party Whips in the National Assembly with a generous increase in salary. I'm told that the sum being touted is an extra £1,000 per AM per year. Now this works out as a 'right tidy sum' as the typical Montgomeryshire hill farmer might say.
It means that the Labour Chief Whip would get an extra £26,000 per year, the Plaid Whip would get an extra £15,000 per year, the Tory Whip would get an extra £12,000 per year and the Lib Dem Chief Whip would get an extra £6,000 per year. Just imagine what the proposals would be if there wasn't an eye wateringly tight budget settlement for the next 3 years! Tell me what you think of this. And remember that comment moderation is on - so really profane language will be rejected.