|The original tweet|
|The original tweet|
So I submitted an e-petition to the Senedd.
Welsh mony for Welsh elections
We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to impose a ban on foreign funding for Wales only elections.
If such a ban cannot be created then we urge the political parties in Wales to sign an agreement stating that only money from supporters in Wales will be used for Welsh Assembly Election campaigns.
Currently political parties are allowed to be funded by their UK party bosses. This effectively turns Wales into a "puppet state" as it's unclear whether Welsh parties are operating for the good of the people of Wales or according to orders from their UK party leaders.
If funding was stopped from outside Wales then Welsh parties would have far less external influence and would be able to concentrate on Wales and the people of Wales.
And then a peculiar thing happened. You know those 'captcha' graphics that are really annoying and being nice I have switched them off on my blog. Well you have to complete one of those on the Senedd site. And the graphic was amazingly appropriate.
|It's like the Senedd website was agreeing with me.|
Here is the reply.
As you know, before publishing a petition we have to check that it is admissible. The matter of party and electoral funding is the responsibility of Westminster, and outside of the Assembly’s powers. This means your petition is inadmissible. The second line of your petition, is also outside of the National Assembly’s powers, as it relates to how political parties operate, and would be a matter to take up directly with individual parties.
In terms of taking forward this issue, you could petition the UK Government directly via: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/
So there we have it. The political parties that stand in Welsh elections are not answerable to the Senedd with regards to how their campaign funds are raised. They are only answerable to themselves. This means that so called Welsh political parties can be funded almost entirely from another country in order to seize control of Wales and run Wales in whatever manner they see fit. If that manner is to the detriment of the people of Wales and the benefit of the country funding the parties then that is the fault of the people of Wales for electing them.
Wales is (at best) either a puppet state or (at worst) the National Assembly is just a regional assembly of England.
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But in order to show him no ill feeling I have designed a campaign poster for his campaign on Ynys Môn.
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