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October 01, 2006

Never seen in the same place.


Nick Robinson….........................................................Pob


Land of the leek and the leak

So, I’m here in Cardiff and finally have internet access (albeit limited by my own incompetence when it comes to understanding routers).

My gosh, it does like to rain here, doesn’t it? They say that when it rains, it pours, and that does seem to have been the case so far. Luckily Rachel bought me an umbrella for my birthday so I won’t get quite so soaked as on Thursday when I was still wet when I went home at 5pm from my 10 minute walk to uni at 9am that morning. Not pleasant.

The Welsh are much more protective of their identity than us English lot. I think we’ve realised that we’re mostly a load of chavs, wasters and good-for-nothings, but the Welsh don’t seem to have realised (yet) that they’re just as bad. You’d think that Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Charlotte Church would have been a good indicator though.

As part of my journalism course we have to choose a patch such as “Cardiff Central”, “Business” or “Welsh Assembly”. It’s all very political. Some of our Welsh colleagues seem to think us Englishers wouldn’t understand the Assembly (hey, it’s bureaucracy, I’d be amazed if anyone could) and we’d probably be better off covering planning applications and funerals. They might be right. We’ll find out soon.

Welsh politics is predictably small scale because of the limits on Assembly business. Things might change next year though as its powers increase.

In the meantime, I’ll try and find some interesting gossip and laugh at Tories. Business as usual, really.


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