Welsh prob­lems

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It was a case well made by the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, short of ques­tion­ing whether such road re­pairs are ten­dered for, or done in-house, re­gard­ing the hike in fees by Nat­u­ral Re­sources Wales. Also whether the cost in­cludes those roads churned up by log­ging, which in­vari­ably end up on our routes.

But more point­edly, get se­ri­ous and take the whole case di­rect to the Welsh As­sem­bly, over the heads of Na­tional Re­sources Wales, be­fore get­ting bogged down in mean­ing­less ne­go­ti­a­tions. Tough words, but if one arm of gov­ern­ment chooses to act uni­lat­er­ally, with­out com­pre­hen­sive di­a­logue with their masters, our fu­ture, and their fu­ture in Wales is in real peril.

Bot­tom line, of all the pas­times that right­fully en­joy ac­cess to this pub­lic land, rallying is the only one to be hit with puni­tive charges, yet it is the very one that, as an in­dus­try, gen­er­ates ex­tra­or­di­nary wealth and pres­tige for what is, in Euro­pean Union terms, a sig­nif­i­cantly de­prived re­gion. Jeff Ledger Via email

MN, May 4

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