Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hacio rosette


It was an S4C programme and here is my "Hacio" election special rosette. Don't tell the Plaid Cymru candidates but it came from a manufacturer in England. I expect immedaite protests from Plaid as material crosses the Offa's Dyke.

Why would I say this ?. Well one of their candidates (Dyfed Edwards -list North Wales) wrote to our local papers complaining about letters issued from Labour's campaign centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Apparently this is a great crime for Arfon!

Of course Plaid funding their high spending , but flatlining, campaign from some London property sales is somehow okay !

18 comments:

Cymro said...

I think the letters are objected to because of the symbolism that Welsh affairs are dictated from England. Which they are, from London. But the rosettes are unimportant.

A far more important question is why the people of Wales should vote for a London-based party who have seen inequality rise to its highest since 1961; entered an illegal war in Iraq; closed our schools and hospitals; wasted £85bn on Trident.

Blamerbell said...

It's out of focus, Martin:)

Martin Eaglestone said...

Damn - one out of focus picture could sink the whole campaign !

Why vote Labour Cymro?

Well if it is the "symbolism" that worries Plaid Cymru then fine - but I would rather deal with the reality, which is the Labour Party working together to deliver progress for Arfon.

London basd Party ? - perhaps contradicted by the complaint about a letter from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Inequality being tackled by Westminster and Assembly government with our commitemnt to keep tackling child poverty - I would agree more needs to be done but a Plaid lead-Tory coalition (as I think it should now be called) won't achieve that.

Record investment in hospitals to help overcome the Tory neglect.

Trident - not my cup of tea but it is clear to me that many people do beleive in the so called deterent effect in our uncertain world.

Cymro said...

Martin, I am sure that Newcastle is equally dictated to from London. The difference is that London is their capital - where their elected government is based. The people of Wales voted for a devolved government in Cardiff - not a focus group that takes orders from London.

As for inequality being tackled, how is that reflected in the latest figures showing that inequality is higher than at any time since 1961? Words and promises mean nothing when they have been contradicted by hard data.

Trident is not your cup of tea, you say. This is a symptom of the indolence that pervades the Welsh Labour Party - you sit around sipping tea, refusing to stand up to London at all. Trident is a waste of £85bn - four times the amount needed to eradicate child poverty! Most defence experts agree that a nuclear deterrent is useless in this day and age. So why?

You claim record investment in hospitals. Yet our local hospitals are closing. Small schools are closing. Why?

And you totally neglect to mention Iraq!

Cymro said...

Not interested? Millions of dead Iraqis not your cup of tea? Dying Welsh servicemen caught up in an illegal bloodbath of no interest? Iraqi children lying in their own blood? Iraqi women beaten to a pulp after being raped with broken bottles not worth a comment?

This is the mendacity of Welsh Labour.

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Tony Blair: Martin Eaglestone is out of focus! Could sink the whole campaign!
Anonymous: How come?
Tony Blair: He hasn't mentioned my name often enough!

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Cymro said...

Welcome to Labour
we can make you frown
Here we have some rules let us lay them down
Don't make waves
Stay in line
and we'll get on just fine
Wales is a perfect place
Please keep off of the grass
shine your shoes
wipe your...face
Wales is
Wales is
Wales is a perfect place

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Guto said...

Whoever's running the Labour campaign from above must be stringing out the job knowing he'll never be employed again! Who on earth came up with the bright idea that North-West Wales voters would be stupid enough to believe a caller with a strong Geordie accent when she tells you that she 's calling "on behalf of your local Labour Party"! I should have asked her to name the Labour candidate in my "local area", it would have been quite amusing to hear her flipping through the scriptbook trying to remember exactly which Local Labour party she was representing at that moment in time! Have you not got local activists to help you Martin?

Ian said...

I don't remember our donor taking over a series of coal mines in Central Europe and managing a huge increase in fatalities, leading to protests from the mining unions.

Nor can you accuse Plaid or offering the Welshman in question a peerage.

Aled said...

The question is Ian - do you remember your party (Plaid Cymru's) benefactor at all seeing as he lived much of his later life in London...

If Plaid get independence for Wales - would they ban all donations of this type in the same way that donations are banned from residents outside the uk for westminster elections.