Pub­lic-trans­port drunks a nui­sance

Western Mail - - WM2 | VIEWS OF WALES -

WE caught the lo­cal bus from Cym­mer to Maesteg on Fri­day to do some food shop­ping. As we headed back to catch the bus home again, upon get­ting to the bus sta­tion we were greeted by an un­couth man in the mid-twen­ties who had been out drink­ing and was mak­ing a real nui­sance of him­self.

At one point he pre­tended to be an el­derly per­son and said that he had left his bus pass at home and had no money. I cer­tainly was not im­pressed, as this was ob­vi­ously not the truth. He had a white shop­ping bag filled with beer cans and was drink­ing ex­ces­sively.

This is not the first time that this has hap­pened, ei­ther. Around Christ­mas time last year five pas­sen­gers and I were called “sad old peo­ple” by an­other man who was also drunk.

I don’t think that this be­hav­iour is ac­cept­able in any way. I think that pub­lic trans­port should not be a flip of the coin as to whether we will have to wit­ness loutish be­hav­iour or not, be it on buses or trains, for that mat­ter.

Bus driv­ers and pas­sen­gers should be treated with re­spect. If peo­ple have to drink al­co­hol, then they should stay at home and drink in­stead. This child­ish be­hav­iour im­presses no­body. Del Evans Cym­mer to the UK, mak­ing a mock­ery of de­vo­lu­tion.

With these two de­vel­op­ments in mind is it not time now that the ridicu­lous, dis­hon­est and mis­lead­ing ti­tle “Welsh Labour” was con­signed to the dust­bin where it be­longs?

Then, if the Labour Party in Wales still craves a two-word name, I sug­gest the far more ap­pro­pri­ate “Slave Labour.”

At least that is truth­ful and fools no­body! Clem Thomas Llanelli

> Port­meirion, Gwynedd. Pic­ture sent in by Wyn Ed­wards

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