Top 60 Welsh Blogs

Congratulations to all the bloggers in Total Politics Top 60 Blogs!

1 Guerilla Welsh Fare

2 Miserable Old Fart
3 Blog Menai
4 Adam Price MP
5 Welsh Ramblings
6 Syniadau
7 Vaughan Roderick
8 Cambria Politico
9 Cynical Dragon
10 Plaid Wrecsam

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Azerbaijan Eurovision trouble

Seems like a bit of trouble for the  EBU with the news that Azerbaijan has been fixing the results! In the quasi police state people who voted for Armenia, who Azerbaijan have a long standing dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. A total of 43 people in Azerbaijan are reported to have voted for Armenia in the competition, with many of them have been questioned by police. Despite the fact last November both the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders agreed to intensify their efforts to find a political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh region it seems the problem is far from sorted.
Back onto the EBU what a conundrum?
Well it seems like the EBU will try to brush this under the carpet, would they not want to upset some countries in the region, allies of Azerbaijan such as Turkey, which indeed in previous years we have seen Azerbaijan broadcaster promoting people voting for Turkey.
Does this really amount to less than Lebanon law requiring non recognition of Israel not being able to compete in 2005, the EBU forcing them to withdraw. We will just have to wait and see, I will of course be updating on this.

See-  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8205907.stm

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Hold on tight, it’s X the coach driver

Im not usually the Daily mails greatest advocate but I thought this was a great article by Craig Brown, and was very apt!

Every summer, I like to board a coach and set off on a sunshine tour. This summer, when I arrived at the coach, I was surprised to find that no-one had yet boarded. The queue of holidaymakers was growing increasingly irate with the driver.

‘If I did not think I was the right person to be driving this coach,’ the driver was saying, ‘I would not be sitting here holding the steering wheel.’

Oddly enough, his voice seemed familiar. ‘I have the focus, the energy and the determination to drive this bus. I have never forgotten my father teaching me to change gears, to signal clearly and always to do the right thing. I want to put something back into this bus.

This is who I am.’ One of the passengers standing outside then asked him through the window where he would be going. ‘I believe in coaches,’ he replied. ‘I believe in roads. And I believe in driving coaches along roads.’ At that moment, it suddenly struck me who he was.

I must say, it came as a bit of a surprise to find that someone in his position had taken a holiday job, but he has long been known as a workaholic. Anyway, he looked very smart in his peaked cap and uniform, and from what he was saying he was determined to do his best. ‘Excuse me,’ I said, ‘But when is this coach setting off?’

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