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Monday, October 27, 2003


David Cornock reports on his BBC blog that the Welsh Conservatives have launched a "daftest job" competition to discover the silliest public sector post created during the past six years. On offer is lunch for two at a luxury Cardiff restaurant in the company of the erudite Tory AM for Mid and West Wales, Glyn Davies. Enter by writing to DJSS Wales Competition, Conservative Office, High Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY217JP. As David points out, Glyn, who was once Chair of the Quango known as the Development Board for Rural Wales, has a very finely honed sense of irony. This is just as well as most of my suggestions date back to the huge number of Welsh Quangos created by the Conservative Governments of 1979 to 1997. A more appropriate competition might have been for the most outrageous example of Tory patronage. The Cardiff Bay Development Corporation may hold the key to both categories but I am open to suggestions.

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