Saturday, 27 February 2010


In Clwyd West and Aberconwy both UKIP and the BNP are out of the running for the General election. In both places the BNP cannot afford to stand a candidate due to lack of money and in Aberconwy, as predicted, UKIP will not be standing through lack of interest. The UKIP candidate they had has had to stand down for personal reasons, which I fully understand, but for a political party to be unable to find a candidate speaks volumes for the local leadership or distinct lack of it in this case.
Despite my continual blogging on the matter the local UKIP still hold their meetings in a church hall, preaching to the converted month in, month out. The people and the members have lost interest in them, there is no fire in their bellies, the flame of hope has flickered out and the spark of life has died, for what good they are now they may as well pack it in, go home, have a re-think and come back again in 3 or 4 years time, their contribution, locally has been pathetic, a total waste of all the good member’s time and effort.
Our local UKIP candidate will be Warwick Nicholson and I would have liked to have voted for him but I cannot, not only is he the UKIP Chairman for Wales he is also the local Chairman too, if his organisational skills, leadership and choice of Officers locally is anything to go by then I’m afraid he is not up to the job, he is the one that dithered about for three months on whether I could attend a meeting or not, granted he was badly advised by Kevin Mahoney but that is not the point, if he is as indecisive as that on a minor problem what would he be like in Westminster?
Everyone I speak to is against being in the EU and UKIP are our best chance of getting out of it but until they can pull their socks up and learn to tie their shoe laces I’m afraid they are going nowhere and we are stuck with the LibLabConmen.
Never mind, there is always retirement to look forward to and the thought of a villa in some warm and distant country watching on as Britain sinks deeper into the smelly stuff.

UPDATE: It turns out that UKIP have got a candidate for Aberconwy his name is Mike Wieteska, I believe he is from a small village on the other side of Caernarfon although he used to live in Australia. To my knowledge he was one of the founder members of UKIP and is a devout Christian.
This, at least, gives the voters in Aberconwy an alternative to the mainstream parties and any of you who, like me, are vehemently opposed to the EU may want to take a look at him, I wish him well.

Friday, 26 February 2010


5 shop windows broken in Seaview Road, the same thing last year and the year before that in Abergele Road, the shopkeepers have a never ending battle with drunks, yobs and total idiots yet we, the Council, take away the right for them to defend themselves.
They are not allowed to install shutters because they are in a conservation area; what a load of bollocks, this is Colwyn Bay, Councillor Chris Hughes is on record as having said “Colwyn Bay is dead as far as tourism is concerned” Referred to by one Councillor as being like Beirut and another said it was occupied by the Benefit under classes; is this what we are conserving?
When are the Council going to see sense and do something to help these shopkeepers, they are quick enough to demand Business rates from them and bankrupt them if they cannot pay, they have turned Station Road into a bland, featureless expanse of grey, they are soon to do the same to Penrhyn Road, if anything they are the biggest vandals and idiots we have.
Common sense should dictate what is required not some bureaucratic title shoved on us by people with less sense than a plank, it is the shopkeepers who have to front up the cash when this happens not them and not the Council, they know what they need to protect their businesses, for God’s sake give it to them and stop hiding behind poxy red-tape.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

LIB........ WHO?

I’m not a great admirer of the Lib Dems, by the mere membership of the party an individual gives off the impression that he/she doesn’t mind coming second or third, not a party of winners, if you see what I mean. Couple that with the fact that most of them are strong on Political Correctness and left-wing action groups has the effect of turning one’s stomach and evoking a feeling of nausea. The support give by them to UAF (Unite Against Fascism) is another worrying factor, by their actions they are, in fact, supporting anarchy and endorsing the use of violence as a means of protest.
It came as no surprise then when I read that our Lib Dem candidate Michele Jones, who has only been in the party for a year, was put forward as the candidate after completing an initiative called “Women in Public Life”.
She will also be fully aware of the problems we are experiencing here in Colwyn Bay, being locally located in Flint, she will be fully versed on our drug issues and will certainly have her finger on the pulse of our anti-social elements, as she is also no stranger to throwing her dolly out of the pram when she cannot get her own way. Here.
It appears the Lib Dems are so well versed in losing that they can no longer be bothered to field viable candidates, not to worry I’m sure there will be another initiative along in a minute or so!

Friday, 19 February 2010


The trial of Geert Wilders has now been adjourned to a date to be fixed, the date being fixed by the Court!
This trial, although being held in Holland, has far greater effects on the rest of Europe than may first be realised. This is actually a trial against free-speech. Whether you agree with what Mr Wilders says or not, for the record I do, is not the issue, it is his entitlement to say it that is on trial.
He has had 15 of his 18 witnesses disallowed and the Court’s reason for that is incredible “The Court accepts what your witnesses will say is the truth..... But the truth itself is wrong”. How can the truth be wrong? What they mean to say is “Yes; everything you say about Islam is correct but we (the authorities) do not want everyone to know it”.
The roads outside the Court are packed with members of the public supporting Mr Wilders, Holland has a General Election looming, the Court have done everything in their power to gag Mr Wilders and his witnesses and now the “Establishment” are panicking because they know they have overstepped the mark and this could just push the election Mr Wilders way.
A very good piece on the trial can be viewed here

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Utter embarrassment and a strategic re-think in the local Conservative Party following Hazel Meredith’s victory over the Lyon clan. Hazel won her appeal at the Conservative HQ in London, it was thought by the local grandees, that Hazel would just let the matter drop but to their horror and amazement Hazel took it all the way and gave them a good spanking.
I have been told, by sources within the party, that Chris Lyon is contemplating resigning and is deeply angry at the decision which forces a total re-think of their election plans and candidates. Hazel, who stands to be Mayor next term, can hardly now be stood down as the Rhiw candidate, squashing the idea that Chris and Lyn could both stand in the safe seat. This will, I am told, also force a re-think on Ma Lyon standing in Rhos and she could be forced, against her wishes, to stand elsewhere, once again, I am told that Deganwy has been mentioned.
All in all it’s not looking too good for the Conservatives, after the result of the appeal Merfyn Thomas re-affirmed his decision to stand-down at the next election and is considering his options, the in-fighting continues and, I believe, Hazel has been removed from the Lyons Christmas card list. On the plus side my mate Chameleon will be highly delighted, he was loathing the thought of Ma Lyon being his local Councillor!.

Friday, 12 February 2010


The Weekly News and Insp Ahari must be a little red-faced this evening following the report that Colwyn Bay is one of the safest places in Britain...
To-day we had an armed robbery of a tobacconist in Abergele Road with the two thieves carrying what was described as “Knives or Machetes”. The two then made off and hid in a flat in Lawson/Belgrade Road, followed by a siege with armed police and the entire area cordoned off, with the police helicopter flying overhead the two were, obviously, going nowhere.
They eventually surrendered and were taken away but the armed police later returned with a convoy of other police vehicles and re-entered the property, to what ends we will have to wait and find out.
The police and Government are very good at manipulating figures to suit themselves, today was a prime example of that, the people who live in Colwyn Bay and those of us that are part of the real world already know that we will never be totally safe but it would be nice if, just for once, the authorities were honest with us and told us the real facts.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


As yet I have had nothing to say that was detrimental to Plaid, that was until I found out that Plaid have used me to attack David Jones MP, they have linked our joint concerns for the Pier, my previous membership of the BNP and David’s use of “Voices of Colwyn Bay” as one of the headings on his blog. A very, very tenuous link from the one policy party I agree but it shows their desperation.
Plaid Wrecsam and Syniadau both carried the story, the latter having a personal twist to it because the author and I frequently locked horns on the Wales on line forum. Once again they try to associate me as still being in the BNP, what more I can to do to prove this a lie I do not know, I freely admit there are some aspects of the BNP I agree with but there are others I am not. I am a firm believer that the biggest terrorist threat to our national security comes from Muslims already living here; I also believe that Islam is a wicked, oppressive and dangerous religion. I honestly believe these things and will not change my mind about that regardless of the arguments put forward by MH, the author of Syniadau.
Plaids call for an independent Wales is probably going to happen but not for many years, we already know the shambolic performance of the Welsh Assembly under Labour/Plaid leadership, they have proved, beyond doubt that they are incapable of leading a donkey never mind a Country. Plaid are proud people, in a country and heritage to be proud of but they lack the core values of leadership and the people to lead them.
If the best they can do is play dirty tricks and enter into mud slinging matches then it only goes to prove the point I am trying to make. Once they have matured, thought out their policies and risen above church hall action group status then they may enter the arena but, until that time, they really do need to get their act together.


I am looking for guidance in some research I am doing; approximately three years or four years ago I read in the newspapers of a young child who was killed whilst playing around a derelict house, I believe it was Liverpool, Manchester or some northern Town/City.
The outcome of it was that the Local Council and its Chief Executive were taken to Court and found guilty of manslaughter by neglect, the neglect being that they did not safeguard the property after numerous complaints, thereby allowing the child access to a dangerous structure and so, by neglect, caused his/her death.
I am trying to find out under what law they were charged and any links to the case or precedents that were set. I know that, to now, nobody has died or been injured by the neglect of the Pier but, in my opinion, it is only a matter of time until such a tragedy will occur.
The complaints I sent to the Ombudsman had little effect, the Council did a very small amount of remedial work and that was it, they failed to remove the danger to the public. I am having the Pier independently inspected and have engaged a photographer to record the condition of the rapid decline of the Pier’s sub-structure once that is done I intend to present the evidence to the Police and report the Council for gross negligence likely to cause death, an offence under British law. I believe this fiasco as gone on for too long now and it is time that someone was brought to account, they are playing with the lives of anyone, young or old, who has the misfortune to venture near to the Pier.
Any assistance you can give me in this will be most appreciated and all information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

I have reproduced, below, the surveyor’s recommendations; the Council cannot say that they were unaware of the danger to the public, they are, therefore, negligent as to the safety of the said public.
The full report and estimated costing can be read

8.0 Recommendations
8.1 An inspection and assessment of the pier structure should be
undertaken, if necessary on a sample basis, to gain a more accurate
view of its form and condition.
8.2 A Cost Plan should be prepared from the findings of the Structural
8.3 The public should be excluded from beneath or at least warned of the
dangerous nature of parts of the Pier. The unsafe areas should be
secured as matter of urgency.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

St David’s RC Primary School

Trawling through the other local blogs I came across an article on the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Local entitled “They did make love to this Employment”, which I believe is a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet
It was not the article itself that caught my attention but the responses to it. At first glance the article, as I say, is not that noticeable and was picked up from one of the local papers but Carneades, author of the blog, did his usual, in-depth analysis of the story regarding a head teacher dismissed from St David’s RC Primary School,putting his own, unique slant to it, nothing new there then. Suddenly poor Carneades is attacked and ridiculed by what can only be other teachers, parents or others associated with the school, they, obviously, do not want further publicity, preferring to sweep it under the carpet and, hopefully, pretend it never happened. The big question is why? What is there behind this story that would trigger such a response from those concerned, some dark and tainted secret perhaps?
If there is anyone with further information about this story, sordid or otherwise, then it may quench my thirst for answers, for once... even I’m baffled.


The Local Development Plan (LDP) that is being forced upon us is, of course, very worrying; 6,500 to 9,000 new homes will have to be created to fulfil the requirements placed upon us. Arguments still continue about “Projections”, “Initial Reports” and “Forecasts” but if we cut through all the hype and jargon the reality is we are being forced to increase the size of our communities whether we like it or not.
Continued, uncapped, immigration into the UK means there is a monumental housing shortage, this shortage has to be met, so these houses have to be built somewhere, regardless of who eventually occupies them, we, for the first time, are now starting to see why I am so opposed to this unchecked immigration.
My argument is not with the immigrant, he/she is only trying to better their way of life for themselves and their families, my argument is with the people that are allowing it to happen and will continue to let it happen if they are re-elected, Labour.
We, here in North Wales, have been extremely lucky so far as immigration is concerned; the worst that has happened has been the arrival of families from major UK cities who, themselves, have sought refuge from the take-over of those cities by immigrants.
If we now look at the LDP and the underlying issues that it raises we may get a better insight as to why those families came here from the major cities. 9,000 homes mean 9,000 families with all the wants and needs of any family, employment, education, medical care and transportation. At the moment we are struggling locally with employment so a further 18-20,000 job seekers is going to be a nightmare and will lead to further unemployment and a drain on our Social Services. Queues and waiting times at our hospitals will increase dramatically as will the need for specialist medical care, requirement of GPs and Dentists, how easy is it now to get a NHS dentist!
Education and transportation speak for themselves, we all know what it’s like trying to get through Colwyn Bay at school start and finish times already, imagine another 18-27,000 kids being picked-up and dropped off.
This LDP is going to change the quality of our life, whether we like it or not, it will change, forever, the landscape surrounding us, the employment we attend, the infrastructure we have grown accustomed to and yet it will not end there; as the increase in immigration rises so to will the need for more and more housing, we are only just starting to see the tip of the iceberg created for us by Labour, now that the demands have started it will not be long before those demands increase, our Labour led Council are only too happy to follow their party line and allow this to happen. The only way to stop it is to stop the Labour lie machine in its tracks, the time of lying and deceit must end now, truth, honesty and openness are but words to Labour but they are words we must make them eat; by voting them out at any opportunity we get we can show them we are sick of the abuse they have subjected us to.

Thursday, 4 February 2010


I don’t know whether to chuckle, giggle or laugh at the plain stupidity of some people. It is not long ago that I mentioned, on this blog, that I was expecting some sort of smear campaign against me from certain quarters. What I didn’t realise, at the time, was how amateurish it would be. I received a phone call this morning asking me if I’d heard the latest rumour about me, the caller went on to explain that I was still in the BNP, I attended an anti-Islamic demo in Wrexham and that it was me who called this by-election on behalf of the BNP and I also arranged and attended the BNP meeting in our Town Hall. (what a busy chappie I must be!)
During the latter part of my Army career I was involved in “Intelligence” we not only gathered it we also spread it, not the true facts of course but true enough that it contained enough credible facts to be believable and so confuse and incite reaction within the enemy’s ranks, counter intelligence.
If this pathetic attempt at a smear is the best they can do then I have no worries because, if I so desired, I could shoot all of it down in flames but I will not give the politicos or their lackies the satisfaction of that response, I will leave it to the people to decide if I would be that stupid or not.
If someone has an allegation about me then, by all means, come to me and say it to me man to man, don’t play school yard whispers, have the conviction to stand up and be counted but, more to the point, be like me and make sure you have the proof behind you before making your accusations.


It may come as a surprise to some of you but I do have a few “friends” who work for the Council in various positions throughout its long, laborious network and they quite often and openly tell me of their concerns about internal issues.
I am often told of staff being promoted beyond their capabilities, lazy colleagues or unnecessary usage of overtime for menial tasks. One common cause of complaint is “Non-jobs”, positions created when there is no real need for it, these involve managerial staff going from one meeting to another all day long and yet achieving nothing, “talking-shops” as you and I would call them.
These non-jobs are given impressive titles like “Social Cohesion”, “Racial Awareness” or “Strategy Reorganisation” impressive titles certainly but, in reality are a lot of talk about nothing and cost us, the tax payer, hundreds of thousands of pounds annually.
At a time when our Council are trying to save money perhaps they should be a bit more inward looking; if these mini-quangos are as useless as I am led to believe, and I do not doubt that they are, then it may well be time to start trimming the Council’s middle management workforce, if the Council was run more like a business, instead of a money-pit, then these people would have been out on their ear long ago. The attitude of “Well; its not our money we’re wasting” has to stop, get out the pruning shears and start trimming.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


It is interesting to see how political parties close ranks when there is an election looming, how they try to keep things quiet until the last moment and then spring the candidate on us as if he/she will be the great saviour of our crumbling society. It appears to be the same locally, although locally we have a better insight into the minds of our politicos. It is, by now, no secret that the local Conservatives are having a hard time keeping their act together amidst in-fighting, resignations and expulsions.
With the BNP having called for a by-election in the Glyn Ward the Conservatives turned to a long serving member of the party to be their candidate, having considered how he was stabbed in the back at the last by-election, in which he was replaced by Lyn Lyon, he promptly and politely told them to get stuffed.
What will their next move be? If you remember back in November I predicted that Margaret Lyons would move from Llandudno and stand in Rhos Ward at the next Council election, I also said that the Conservatives would get rid of a long standing Conservative from Rhiw Ward, which they have by expelling Hazel Meredith, and replace them with the other two Lyons, Lyn and Phil, which they will. So it will come as no surprise to see Phil Lyons as their new candidate for the Town Council by-election, this gives him time to get his feet under the table and his picture in the paper prior to the County Council elections due in eighteen months or so.
Rhos and Rhiw wards are strong Conservative seats and are almost certain walk-ins for the Lyon family but it would be something of a set-back should both Liebour and the Conservatives come behind the BNP at this by-election, there are also three other candidates, to date, to deal with, one of them being Steve Hunt, the owner of the Pier, should public support be behind him and against the establishment then he, too, has a chance of winning.
Public feeling, at the moment, is against mainstream political parties, especially the lying and deceitful Labourites, so, one wonders could this by-election be another nail in the Conservative’s coffin? If they lose to the BNP it most certainly will be but a more worrying aspect would be if it affects Phil’s County Council chances. Both he and Lyn have one other problem that the Conservatives have not considered, they may have got rid of Hazel to make way for the couple but they haven’t taken into account Hazel’s tenacity, I predict she will stand as an Independent and beat one of them, now that will be one in the eye for the Lyons.


The fox is well and truly in the chicken coop, feathers flying everywhere and the odd headless one running around clueless. I am, of course, talking about the local Conservatives. What a disastrous few days they’ve just had.
First problem was their candidate for the forthcoming Town Council By-election gives back-word and won’t be standing, which left them in the awkward position of not being able to contest the BNP in an election that the BNP called for. Poor Merfyn Thomas came under pressure to find a new candidate but even that got put on the back burner after the truculent Dennis Tew announced first his resignation from the Conservatives then his joining of Plaid.
Now it has to be said, the Conservatives should have been ready for this, for some time now the Conservatives were getting a bit peeved with some of Dennis’s behaviour and his name was mentioned at more than one meeting, in their opinion Dennis was getting off at the stop above his station. They, themselves, elevated him so they only have themselves to blame but the real kick in the nuts was his endorsement of Plaid’s Phil Edwards, that hurt them more than they care to admit. No names, no pack drill, one senior Tory was heard to say, in her shrill voice, “He was voted onto the Council as a Conservative; he should step-down and have a by-election called”. Well, I’m afraid, that isn’t going to happen my love, Dennis is well ensconced in his role as “Councillor Tew” and, of course, those extra pennies each month are what he’s there for.
There will now be a bit of shifting around of committee members, just to keep the balance of blame proportionate and the Tories will be sharpening their claws but, at the end of the day, nothing will really change; we will still have a Council that is defunct, deceitful and as much use as a chocolate fireguard. The only real winners are Liebour who, for once, are not the brunt of the joke.

News just in from “Spy HQ”: There is now great indecision in the Tory camp, consideration has been given that Margaret Lyons should stand in Deganwy at the next Council election but she is adamant that she wants to stand in Rhos. Perhaps it’s not all over yet, there may well be another battle of the wills to be fought!