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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am

Welsh government politicians, special advisers, private secretaries and press officers have billed the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds to fly around the world on more than 30 foreign junkets in the last year. Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones blew more than £10,000 chartering a plane for him and his private secretary to France to watch the football last summer. Why are taxpayers paying for this?
The itinerary of the Welsh cabinet and their flunkies would put globe-trotting A-listers to shame. Expenses documents show Jones spent nearly £50,000 on another two trips to the US, taking in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Washington DC at a total cost to the taxpayer of £47,992. Economy Secretary Ken Skates and his private secretary also went to the Euro football: they attended matches in Toulouse and Paris over five days, total cost £3,232. How did they manage to spend that much?
He and an official also went to Chongqing and Shanghai at a cost of £17,842. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething was also accompanied by an official on a trip to Enetbbe, Uganda, charging £16,582, to mark the “10th Anniversary of Wales for Africa“. Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths and policy official enjoyed sunny Dubai at a cost of £6,563. Who are these people are why are spending our money?
Welsh politicians have long been on the take and get away with it because no one in the English media cares about what are essentially local stories. At a time when Welsh Labour are breaking their tuition fees promise, their politicians and staff are flying around the world on jollies. How can they justify spending this much on going to watch the football?



Just laughed at how apparently the above is claimed to be fake news by my obsessor posting this link which backs up exactly everything above. He thinks this makes my post fake news?

Really?   Laughing

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/10000-spent-hiring-plane-carwyn-11501085

All this link provides is the excuse given that now for some reason its unsafe to travel on Eurostar??? scratch

Since when?

Not only is that a piss poor excuse, because if you look at the travel costs. It shows them going by train a few weeks later to Lille on 01/07/2017. The very same place they previously flew to for the football. And again a week later on the train to Paris on the 06/07/2017

http://gov.wales/docs/dfm/publications/120717MinisterialCodeinformationen.pdf

lol!

Can anyone else show how the original article is fake news and also show how this discounts the other 30 foreign junkets?

lol! 


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Re: Welsh Politicians Spend Thousands Chartering Planes To Watch Football

Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm


Where is Handy Andy on this thread...!?

Thought he'd be here gnashing his teeth about all this 'tory greed'...?

Except its nothing to do with 'the torys'...

Its his leftie comrades who are up to no good... so Andy pretends not to see it, as his denial complex kicks in...!




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Re: Welsh Politicians Spend Thousands Chartering Planes To Watch Football

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 am

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Those Taffy sheepshaggers are in a hurry to get back home...

Can't let those poor sheep start feeling too lonely..

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:35 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:pirat

Those Taffy sheepshaggers are in a hurry to get back home...

Can't let those poor sheep start feeling too lonely..

Oh dear ... No

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Post by nicko on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 am

There's more sheep in Australia for the Aussies to practice on !
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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:42 am

nicko wrote:There's more sheep in Australia for the Aussies to practice on !


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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:56 pm

But the Welsh sheep are high maintenance. Rolling Eyes

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Post by nicko on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:23 pm

But Aussie ones are "up for it".
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:36 pm

Welsh sheep charge too much and they don't clean up afterwards. Laughing

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:01 pm

What do you call a sheep tied to a lamp post in Australia...?


A leisure centre!

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Post by nicko on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Hence the word "Fleeced"
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:09 pm

Welsh government politicians, special advisers, private secretaries and press officers have billed the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds to fly around the world on more than 30 foreign junkets in the last year. Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones blew more than £10,000 chartering a plane for him and his private secretary to France to watch the football last summer. Why are taxpayers paying for this?
The itinerary of the Welsh cabinet and their flunkies would put globe-trotting A-listers to shame. Expenses documents show Jones spent nearly £50,000 on another two trips to the US, taking in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Washington DC at a total cost to the taxpayer of £47,992. Economy Secretary Ken Skates and his private secretary also went to the Euro football: they attended matches in Toulouse and Paris over five days, total cost £3,232. How did they manage to spend that much?
He and an official also went to Chongqing and Shanghai at a cost of £17,842. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething was also accompanied by an official on a trip to Enetbbe, Uganda, charging £16,582, to mark the “10th Anniversary of Wales for Africa“. Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths and policy official enjoyed sunny Dubai at a cost of £6,563. Who are these people are why are spending our money?
Welsh politicians have long been on the take and get away with it because no one in the English media cares about what are essentially local stories. At a time when Welsh Labour are breaking their tuition fees promise, their politicians and staff are flying around the world on jollies. How can they justify spending this much on going to watch the football?



Just laughed at how apparently the above is claimed to be fake news by my obsessor posting this link which backs up exactly everything above. He thinks this makes my post fake news?

Really?   Laughing

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/10000-spent-hiring-plane-carwyn-11501085

All this link provides is the excuse given that now for some reason its unsafe to travel on Eurostar??? scratch

Since when?

Not only is that a piss poor excuse, because if you look at the travel costs. It shows them going by train a few weeks later to Lille on 01/07/2017. The very same place they previously flew to for the football. And again a week later on the train to Paris on the 06/07/2017

http://gov.wales/docs/dfm/publications/120717MinisterialCodeinformationen.pdf

lol!

I bet the real reason is that he classes many welsh supporters as beneath him and does not want to travel with his fellow Welshman.

Laughing

Can anyone else show how the original article is fake news and also show how this discounts the other 30 foreign junkets?

lol! 

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