Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I had a couple of phonecalls yesterday suggesting that the Director General for the Department of Economy and Transport was about to stand down from his position and was being moved sideways to oversee a "special project". 

There have been no official confirmations yet from the Welsh Assembly Government but given the way the jungle drums are beating loud and clear, there is little reason to believe that this rumour is not true. 

Given the criticisms that have been levelled at the senior management within the Department of Economy and Transport, including this article on Saturday, this revelation would not be a surprise. 

It may even justify awarding Andrew Davies the AM of the Year title at Monday's Welsh Political Awards!

One can only hope that Ieuan Wyn Jones now has the courage and foresight to avoid recruiting the successor from the rest of the senior management team in his department and will go out to open advert to fill one of the most important jobs in the Welsh civil service. 

Unfortunately, I very much doubt that will be the case.