Thursday, December 20, 2007

Keeping You Informed.

Mistakes happen. They are usually no big deal - if you're up front and open about it. If you try to hide things or cover it all in 'spin', there will be problems. There's always some miserable b****r like me or Guido Fawkes who make sure that everybody knows about it.

4 comments:

alanindyfed said...

Mistakes happen most often because of mismanagement and incompetence.
There is no excuse for either of these in government. The electorate is usually unforgiving, and rightly so. Yet, it is true, the public get the government they deserve. The malaise is inherent in sociey - see my latest postings:
http://alanindyfed.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

This is refreshing honesty Glyn. Perhaps you can tell us about your hasty departure from the Development Board for Rural Wales - back in the days before you could google the internet for your scandal.

Anonymous said...

Nice one Glyn - completely agree that people need to be held to account in all parts of life if they have broken the rules. What is more shameful is the deliberate lies that come out now. Yes, obviously this is a political blog, but let's look at sport, how many times have we heard a manager deny he's not interested in a certain position only to end up there 2 days later....


PS, rather cowardly of anonymous to not show a name and a rather pointless comment....

Glyn Davies said...

alan - the electorate is usually most unforgiving if attempts are made to 'spin' the story or hide it. Always best to be up front about it.

anon - One of the reasons that I think I have an understanding of this issue is the hoo-hah which led up to my resignation from the Development Board for Rural Wales. Bearing in mind that the story was covered in such a major way in 1994 - and that I've never shied away from answering questions about it, I don't think you can say its not known about in Mid Wales. I might just accept your challenge to tell you about it though. And as it happens, I do not recall anyone in the Welsh media criticising me at the time. And no-one ever suggested that I'd done anything wrong either. It was just that in those days, when something went wrong in an organisation, the Chair was expected to accept responsibility - which is very much not the case today.

anon 2 - but it encourages me. This sort of comment demonstates that someone is worried. But its a challenge that I will not duck all the same.