All posts by Paul Seligman

Good news for Cardiff means that we must clean up our act

October 3, 2011 1 Comment »

It’s not often that the newspaper carries two excellent pieces of news for our capital city on one day. But today I read that the much-loved National History Museum at St Fagans has been declared ‘Britain’s Favourite Tourist attraction”. Unlike ... Read More »

Great pictures, shame about the presentation

September 7, 2011 No Comments »

Every year, my partner and I try to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. The pictures are always inspiring, even if you’re not especially a wildlife fan. Actually, the categories are broader than the term ‘Wildlife’ suggests and ... Read More »

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences
September 6, 2011 4 Comments »

The actions of governments and other authorities always have unintended consequences. Sometimes these are beneficial, but they can often be detrimental to the general good. This will be the case when an incentive is created that encourages unwanted actions. Let’s ... Read More »

Another enjoyable Cardiff weekend

August 23, 2011 No Comments »

    When I recently went to the shops to replace my faded jeans, worn out at the knees, and found that the ones on sale looked much the same, I did feel that I belonged to an older generation. ... Read More »

Fingers crossed for the Globe’s future

August 16, 2011 7 Comments »

The Globe’s web site may have been wrong when it continued to say ‘Cardiff’s newest live music venue” up to the time of its recent closure, but it was certainly one of our most important. I’ve seen many great shows ... Read More »

Another poor survey from Cardiff Council

August 15, 2011 1 Comment »

I’ve mentioned the poor quality of Cardiff Council’s surveys before. They are not alone in this; I find that the available options on many surveys do not allow me to reflect the actual facts. But Cardiff’s questionnaires seem particularly amateurish. ... Read More »

Opinion: Going off the rails: rail investment priorities

Opinion: Going off the rails: rail investment priorities
April 21, 2011 1 Comment »

We were invited to a friend’s party in London. With over a month’s notice, I expected to be able to get a reasonably cheap train fare. We needed to travel up on the Saturday and back on the Sunday and ... Read More »

Election 2011: Plaid leaflet spelling shambles

Election 2011: Plaid leaflet spelling shambles
April 18, 2011 4 Comments »

Just to show that there was no party political bias when I recently pointed out the poor spelling in a Conservative pamphlet, I thought that you might like to see some extracts from a Plaid leaflet that has landed on ... Read More »

Opinion: What’s this AV referendum all about?

Opinion: What’s this AV referendum all about?
April 18, 2011 3 Comments »

On May 5th, as well as voting for their Welsh Assembly Members, electors will have the choice of keeping the ancient system for electing MPs to Westminster unchanged or choosing a change to the ‘Alternative Vote’ (AV) system. It’s an ... Read More »