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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wales loses the lottery

The admission by UK government Ministers that the cost of the 2012 Olympics is to hit £9bn, and that it could go even higher, is bad news for Wales.

The Observer reports that Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has lost her battle with Chancellor Gordon Brown to limit the amount of National Lottery funding to £1.5bn. This leaves the prospect that many good causes around Wales could lose vital funding so as to bail the Government out.

The time must surely now have come for Wales' Culture Minister to start publicly standing up to Westminster on this issue. The Government has to find a way to protect vital community projects from the fall-out of this funding fiasco.
A perfect example of why taxation should be at a local level for the most part.
"Where there's muck, there's brass" - hmmm, not always ...
Gordon Brown (Gb) announces to the world that he is for the underdog, for the poor people, the people in need. “But judgeth the man not by the dye he uses to colour his clothes but by the dirt that accumulates on his shoes”; source unknown to me. Perhaps Gb believes that some good causes are “more equal than others”; George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
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