Friday, 19 March 2010
Albert Owen thinks we should all stay at home for Easter
Sorry for the long hiatus - the Druid has been travelling again and was unable to get to his keyboard.
Ironically the subject of this post is also about travel - or rather the lack of it. Anglesey's MP Albert Owen thinks that island residents shouldn't be permitted to travel, to visit family for example, on the coming Easter weekend - or certainly not by rail at any rate. He is one of 123 Labour MPs to have today signed an Early Day Motion supporting RMT's planned strike action.
And he's not alone other North Wales MPs including Labour's Betty Williams and Plaid Cymru's Elfyn Llwyd and Hywel Williams have also signed.
Needless to say remote areas like Anglesey and North Wales depend economically on an efficient and dependable transport infrastructure much more than other regions. There is no point in companies investing in building new factories in places like Anglesey if they cannot then efficiently transport the manufactured goods to wherever they will be sold. Strikes like those being pursued by the RMT are exactly the kind of thing we don't need and Albert Owen should explain to Anglesey residents why he thinks they are a good idea.