County Councillor for Llanfyllin, Peter Lewis has been on the phone tonight. We're speaking a lot at the moment, following the shocking news about job losses at Stadco Powys. As soon as Peter learned of this disastrous news for the town, we agreed that I would arrange to have a letter delivered to the office of Ieuan Wyn Jones in Cardiff Bay, and that Peter would email him. We wanted to impress upon him the importance of a quick and decisive Assembly Government response. This was on Monday. Well on Tuesday morning, an officer of the Government joined us at our meeting with the company bosses. And today, Peter has received an email from the deputy First Minister's office promising to contact him in January to arrange a date. I can do no other than comment thus "Chwarae teg Ieuan, a Diolch". I wonder whether I should have mutated the word 'Diolch'.
I did think twice about posting such a positive comment about a Plaid Cymru politician. A few minutes ago google alerts, which lets me know if my name appears on any other blogs, informed me that on one fellow blogger's site, my blog is known as 'A Nationalist Tory named Glyn', rather than 'A View from Rural Wales'. I'm not sure that I like this, but I have been called worse.