Jacob Williams

Milford Haven waterway

Carew Castle

Friday 31st May, 2019

Get Carter

Get Carter

Readers will recall how Solva councillor Mark Carter was one of four Pembrokeshire county councillors who accused JW of breaching the members’ code of conduct over comments I had made at a January committee meeting. I had dared to use a four-letter word ... Read more →


Monday 29th April, 2019

Cosy complainers

Cosy complainers

You’ll recall at Pembrokeshire County Council’s last meeting in late February, Johnston councillor Ken Rowlands tabled the following question to the authority’s leader, David Simpson: A dictionary definition confirms that, “a Cosy Relat... Read more →


Sunday 31st March, 2019

Hazard an opinion

Hazard an opinion

Last week’s conclusion of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation across the pond caused quite a stir among those who had banked on a different outcome. To Donald Trump’s detractors the development that the extraordinary probe had foun... Read more →


Monday 18th February, 2019

Ken’s big book of words

Ken’s big book of words

Thursday’s meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council features a question tabled by Johnston councillor Ken Rowlands. The brown-nosing sermoniser’s levels of blind loyalty to unelected officers, and what he perceives to be their absolute infallibility... Read more →


Questionable antics
Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

Questionable antics

The depths to which some elements at County Hall will stoop to avoid admitting mistakes and culpability are well documented. Many episodes have taken on legenda...


Full disclosure?
Monday 31st December, 2018

Full disclosure?

Following on from yesterday’s article (Terrible with names), this is the other blogpost I never got round to publishing this year. The conviction and leng...


Terrible with names
Sunday 30th December, 2018

Terrible with names

As December nears its end I imagine most bloggers, like me, annually revisit posts they never got round to publishing. Only two failed to escape my drafts folde...


Wednesday 5th December, 2018

COUNCIL LEGAL CHIEF’S ‘PLONKER’ SLUR

COUNCIL LEGAL CHIEF’S ‘PLONKER’ SLUR

• COUNTY HALL LEGAL CHIEF BRANDS MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC ‘A PLONKER’
• SECRET INTERNAL MEMO EXPOSES STRATEGY TO MANIPULATE ELECTED-MEMBER SCRUTINY
• TOP OFFICERS CHANGED COUNCIL RULES TO AVOID ADMITTING SCHOOLBOY ERRORS

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Chair and chair alike
Monday 26th November, 2018

Chair and chair alike

Pembrokeshire County Council committee meetings with a 2pm start are something of a rarity at County Hall these days. But tomorrow sees an exception to the usua...


Inside man (or woman?)
Wednesday 31st October, 2018

Inside man (or woman?)

Those paying attention to Pembrokeshire County Council’s full council meeting earlier this month will have been rewarded with a juicy revelation. Finance ...