Friday, 27 May 2011

A trivial comedy for serious people ...

... is how The Importance of Being Earnest has been described, its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make it Wilde's most enduringly popular play.  In Wales on the other hand we are fed a diet of the ridiculous from a certain Assembly Member, Bethan Jenkins, Plaid South West regional list, one who has no direct mandate from the electorate, is proposing a "federal" structure for local BBC, with money for Wales etc ....

Her problem, a simple issue, she needs, along with her separatist friends, a platform for propaganda, a platform paid for by the licence fee payers. Her words ".... believed in devolved broadcasting "because we have seen how [UK Culture Secretary] Jeremy Hunt has treated S4C with contempt"."  It's not our Culture Secretary she should be concerned with, it is taxpayers like myself who would back a call to create a pay to view S4C so the viewers become the final arbiters on its future.

Carwyn Jones, on the other hand, said he had written to Mr Hunt, saying, "We must ensure that the BBC gives the people of Wales the service that they should receive in order to ensure that they know what goes on in their own country."

The most worrying part of this local comedy being played out by Jenkins and Co is it is not based on any credible truth, a BBC spokesperson said: "We have made it clear that local, regional and national services will continue to be at the heart of what we do."

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