Monday, November 17, 2003
On the scrap heap
A new angle on the Golden Goodbyes' controversy today. I was speaking to a senior officer in local government who was bemoaning the fact that the Welsh Assembly Government had dealt with the issue so badly. He suggested that if it had been given the same name as the Irish scheme then it would have been more easily sellable to Welsh public. The Irish scheme is called "scrappage", which name is apparently self-explanatory. Presumably, the idea of scrapping local Councillors may appeal to some people. Oh for a marketing bod in the Assembly Government.