Friday, November 14, 2008

'Top Cat' in 'full rant'

When we were both members of the National Assembly, I used to enjoy listening to David Davies speaking. He was not always relevant, was sometimes outrageous and I sometimes didn't agree with him. But he usually had a point, which was more than I can say for a lot of the speeches I listened to. Which is why I read this one (from ConservativeHome) in its entirety. Be warned that its not going to be to everyone's taste. Pity it isn't on video. How I'd like to have been there to see the expressions on the mandarin's faces.

5 comments:

Alwyn ap Huw said...

It is on video, Glyn see HERE

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

It is utterly ridiculous that we send aid to China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa etc. These countries are more than capable of supporting their own poor! When does Britain ever get any assistance? Personally, I would axe ALL foreign aid until all British people are fully catered for in terms of health, wealth and all the needs of life. We went through the growing pains of industrialisation, we suffered famine, plague and war. No other country bailed us out! We have only just finished paying back the USA in the last few years for the World Wars. Our national debt started during the War of Spanish Succession in the 17th century, but no one helps us. It's time to look after no.1!

Glyn Davies said...

Alwyn - Thanks. I will listen with a glass of wine in hand tonight.

Roman - Perhaps you can write to David offering to help him write his speeches!

Frank H Little said...

I agree with Roman's first two sentences - well, perhaps India is not there yet, but soon will be - but not his third. If "Private Eye" is to be believed, our foreign aid is going to places where commercial operations can get a return on our investments, to the detriment of more deserving cases.

Glyn Davies said...

Frank - Not one of my subjects. I'm not opposed to helping parts of the world that are in trouble, but the reason I think David has a point is a suspicion that its not always well-directed.