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It certainly caused the taxpayer unbearable pain to hear that he/she has to cough up yet again to cover another major mess up. And what's worse is that nobody publicly accepted the responsibility for what happened.
Bad bits: Head's on the block if results go bad; dealing with the in-fighting and tribalism in Welsh rugby, becoming Public Enemy No 1 in Wales if you mess up.
You say that you're not going to pay until he picks all of that mess up. He says that he's not going to pick it up and haul it to the landfill for free.