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Diolch to North Wales Police as it shows how it uses its time and your cash so effectively

Tom Winnifrith
Friday 8 January 2021

I realise that the main job of North Wales Police right now, as snow falls across the region, is that vital task of preventing the spread of Covid by stopping folks from going sledging. As we all know, “the science” shows that this is almost as lethal in terms of spreading the plague as going for a Big Mac in Kettering. But there are other crucial tasks here in the land ruled by Mad Mark Drakeford.

Here in North Wales, everyone speaks English. Indeed it is the first language for almost everyone. However, there are a few folks, and I do mean a very few, for whom Welsh is their first language and there are some more for whom it is their second language.  But nonetheless, you would have thought that with the NHS, Local Government and the Old Bill constantly bleating that they are cash strapped, because of the evil English infidels, ensuring that all signing and tweeting is in both languages might be deemed a rather wasteful use of scarce resources. But no. It is a big industry and if you are clever and can speak Welsh there are vast numbers of well-paid, cushy public sector posts for which you can apply.

Indeed, while you might think that the Police are stretched right now stopping motorists as they cross the River Dee to check that everyone within the car is from the same bubble, there is someone holed up in North Wales Police HQ whose sole job is sending out tweets like the one below explaining the Welsh language to the folks here who can only speak English. But of course the North Wales Old Bill is, as ever, too short of cash to catch real criminals. Whatever…

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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