"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The clip 'they' tried to ban

Firstly I'd like to point out that I'm not sure who 'they' are but everyone loves a good whodunnit. This mystery all started when EBC Radio Wales decided to run a segment on Llanelli and the upcoming general election campaign.

In the segment they speak to Rebecca Davies, the editor of the Llanelli Star who gives a brutal and honest assessment of how she sees the campaign in Llanelli. Namely that Plaid Cymru are far more active in the town centre. They are engaging more with the traders and backing their campaigns for free parking and business rates. They are getting more support from her readers and they are "pretty much dominating" social media.

Monday, 13 April 2015

London Labour's Jam Tomorrow (2015 edition)

London Labour have unveiled their most recent electoral bribe to their loyal voters in Wales. As the Daily Wales has pointed out it stands at a whopping 117 words. That's two paragraphs worth from a manifesto of 86 pages.
They get away with it because we let them. Share via twitter | facebook

Friday, 10 April 2015

Scumbag Labour - Huw the Tippex

Congratulations to Huw Thomas who is the 100/1 Red Tories candidate for the Ceredigion arm of the Wales branch of London Labour on providing us with one of the most delicious pieces of irony we've seen during this election period.

Now we know why the Aber' prom railings are so white - Share via twitter | facebook

Monday, 6 April 2015

Leighton Andrews - Tweeted / Deleted

I see that Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews has been a busy boy over the last few days. First he was busy tweeting about the made up smear the London parties and Daily Telegraph launched on Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. And then he was busy deleting all the tweets when he finally realised that the whole smear was fake.

To read about the smear in more detail you should check out Wings over Scotland, but here's a quick summary. The Telegraph ran a front page story claiming that someone had been told that someone else had been told by the French Ambassador that Nicola Sturgeon had told the French Ambassador she wanted David Cameron to remain as PM. This is despite the fact the SNP have promised that should the Tories try and form a government they will vote against this.

In what should surely stand as a textbook example of the growing irrelevance of print media compared with the instantaneous nature of the internet the story was debunked before the papers even hit the shops.

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

There is no such thing as Welsh Labour

By now we're all familiar with Labour in Wales being called Welsh Labour or Plaid Llafur, we're familar with people like Carwyn Jones even being touted as their leader. But I wanted to find out if there was any truth to the claims that there wasn't really such a thing as Welsh Labour and that they were merely a branch office of London Labour.

Off I trotted to the Electoral Commission to run a search*. I left only the tick in the political party section of the 'entity type' and ran a search for Wales. Only one result came back.

Parties with the word 'Wales' in their name