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Is everyone in Wales mainlining State support? Can they even wipe their own arses?

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 28 April 2016

The BBC News at Ten coverage of the elections to the costly waste of space that is the Welsh assembly is focussing on the economy. The big issue is apparently Steel and which party is going to spunk the most cash on part nationalising and subsidising an industry that will never ever make a cent in profit. But the BBC says there is an alternative view in the principality. Hooray. I look forward to Huw Edwards interviewing a real capitalist...but this is Wales.

The alternative view comes from some drippy young "entrepreneurs" who work in a tech incubator called the Furnace. Natch they support the Steel workers but they want the Government not to spunk all its cash on Port Talbot but also to spunk some of its cash on them, on new industries becuase they are the future.

But are they the future? All the evidence is that Government is the worst picker of stocks, the worst allocator of scarce resource when it comes to business. In successful economies people get off their backside's. They start businesses. They create jobs. Individuals do all of that. But among just over three million sheep shaggers it seems that no-one can be found who does not think that folks cant do any of this without the Government handing out some cash, picked from the ever bountiful money tree.

Wales will remain a post industrial shit hole mired in poverty if the zeitgeist remains one of dependency. Wales appears to be a nation where almost everyone believes that the State must do everything for its folks, wiping their arses from cradle to grave.

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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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