|English: Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, being escorted by United States Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld through an honour cordon and into the Pentagon. They met to discuss bilateral security issues including the war on terrorism: see DefenseLINK news photos. US Department of Defense (). Retrieved on . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
When I was finishing my last year of primary school at Cwrt Yr Ala Juniors in Caerau, Cardiff my teacher was a Mr. Loyns ( was the schools Deputy Head), Mr. Loyns spent some of the time reminiscing about his past (for example he was in the scouts when Baden Powell was still alive and had visited his troop). However his favourite topic was his life in Singapore, which we assumed was before WWII. This was the Singapore of the colonial period when English ladies would take tea and Tiffin, before the Japanese hauled them off to “Tenko”. I think he spent more time talking about Singapore than teaching us Math’s etc.
Why should I speak about this, I think after reading this article by former Bridgend Council leader Jeff Jones on Wales competing in the World It made me think especially about their success which seems to be the achievement of one man Lee Kuan Yew who has led the country since the 1950s.
The question is why Wales can’t follow the example of Singapore and it's inspiring leader?
Personally speaking the Welsh would have to change its religion to become a little dragon like Singapore ect, from Sports, shopping and the telly to Confucianism with it's veneration for family, community, and just damn hard work, to be honest I am pessimistic.