Thu 24th Jul 14 - 16:33

At 4:33 p.m., in peak hour on a Friday afternoon in Johannesburg, on 24th July 1964, an explosion tore through the waiting cubicle above platforms 5 and 6 of Johannesburg's main railway station, leaving shattered glass, blood and lacerated bodies. It had been planted by John Harris, a member of the African Resistance Movement (ARM) an underground‚Äč ‚Äčgroup formed by members ‚Äčof the Liberal Party of South Africa‚Äč without the Party's knowledge or approval‚Äč. (It should be noted that before the Pan African Congress accepted non-black members, the Liberals were the only multi-racial party. The African National Congress organised separately ...

Thu 24th Jul 14 - 09:56

Given that it is Royal Welsh Show week I suppose that it is to be expected that the usual suspects would be wheeled out to support the bizarre and failed badger cull in England and to call for it to be reinstated here, in Wales. I have not been disappointed. Somehow, simplistic solutions are appealing despite the over-whelming evidence that they are entirely ineffective. So it has been with the shoot-first and ask-questions-later brigade. I was pleased therefore to see a sensible contribution to the debate in today's Western Mail from Wales' chief vet Professor Christianne Glossop, who has managed ...

Wed 23rd Jul 14 - 11:04

- but it is not for LibDem leaders to sack himIn 2004, then MP Jenny Tonge was removed from her position as a party spokesman by Charles Kennedy for making the following remark: "If I had to live in that situation - and I say that advisedly - I might just consider becoming one myself." pointing out that " ...having seen the violence, humiliation and provocation that the Palestinian people live under every day and have done since their land was occupied by Israel, I could understand ..." She made these comments after spending time with families in Palestine, and ...

Wed 23rd Jul 14 - 09:03

When I informed the Finance Committee of the National Assembly for Wales that the insourcing of the Assembly Commission's ICT service had actually saved more money that anticipated my news was met with astonishment. After all, as the chair said, it is very rare for any public sector ICT project not to overrun and cost more than planned. Alas, this is true and for good reasons. ICT projects are often not about technology at all. They are change management projects. Not only is that misunderstood but it is common for those commissioning them to overlook that essential truth because they ...