Economic Renewal Programme, an internal audit of his own Department for the Economy and Transport (DET) has now raised "significant concerns" about the way the department is run, and further warns that there is significant risk of "loss, fraud, impropriety, poor value for money, a failure to achieve objectives". Questioned by the BBC about the report's findings, all IWJ could say with considerable understatement is that "some shortcomings have been identified". Proof -- if any more was needed -- that Ieuan Wyn Jones is stretching himself far too thinly over four different jobs (Deputy First Minister, Minister for Economy and Transport, Leader of Plaid Cymru, and Anglesey AM), and all of them are suffering as a consequence. This a significant issue to us in Anglesey as it is becoming clearer and clearer that IWJ's job load is compromising his ability to give us a much needed and dedicated voice in Cardiff Bay.
Which leads me to this crucial question: Is Ieuan Wyn Jones really the man to lead Ynys Môn out of its current economic mess? He has now represented the Island as either MP or AM for 25 years and yet we are, according to the Office for National Statistics, officially the poorest place in the UK; by definition that means things can't be any worse - or at the very least they have not improved during IWJ's 25 years as our representative. So if Ieuan Wyn Jones hasn't managed to turn things around on Anglesey after quarter of a century, does anyone seriously believe that given yet another term at next year's Assembly elections that he will be able to do so?