Saturday, 19 July 2008

Job Search: A Heritage Minister to be Proud of.

This is in no sense a volte face but it must be admitted, and it is the view of Independence Cymru, that Rhodri Glyn Thomas is accident-prone and suffers from short-comings. To be honest about it we all do, yet Rhodri is, or was, in a position of trust and responsibility. He was the Heritage Minister and as such he must maintain high standards of behaviour and integrity and not trangress the limits of public accountability and respect. He must take great care in avoiding making unnecessary "gaffes" which inevitably are blown up by the media and circulated throughout the nation and beyond.

It is indeed unfortunate that he has been persuaded, or has felt the need, to resign as Heritage Minister, but Wales needs a person who is no less committed to the promotion of Welsh language and culture, who is no less colourful and dedicated, but who is aware of the high profile position which the job entails and who is able to bring steady resolve and undying purpose to the role of Heritage Minister without creating an personal aura and without stumbling from one embarrassing incident into another. Let us hope that another appointee exhibits the qualities which are a sine qua non for such a crucial and fundamental position in Welsh national affairs.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's fucking irrelevant, as indeed is Rhodri whatever he's called. Forget it.

alanindyfed said...

Everything is relevant to those who do not have the slightest interest in the quality of life or in helping to create a sane society.

Anonymous said...

'everything is irrelevant' seems to make more sense.

alanindyfed said...

Maybe to you, but thankfully you are not everybody...