Thursday, 21 May 2009

Lies, damn lies and election leaflets

I think I've had the wrong leaflet from the Lib Dems. It says that "only the Lib Dems can beat Labour here now". I hope they realise that this is the Euro-elections, where the Lib Dems have never won a Welsh seat.

I was, however, comforted to see a chart showing the Lib Dems and Labour neck and neck in the polls and a big arrow saying "Can't win here" over Plaid. But in the seats that Plaid, Lib Dems and Labour all contested in the Wrecsam constituency, Plaid won both, Labour came second and the Lib Dems came a very poor third. OK, it was only two seats but that's what you can do with statistics.

A final point: Plaid is criticised for delivering "a poor deal" while in government in the Assembly. Wrecsam Council received 3.7% in the last settlement, one of the highest in Wales. Still, it's nice to get a mention.

5 comments:

Lehendakari said...

Surprised the Leader of the Council didn't portray Plaid Cymru as an extremist party, he does after all have form for the use of the worst political smears. As Blog Menai quite rightly says the Lib Dems are the 'dirtiest party' because they have no policies or ideologies so all they have left is to criticise and smear.

Lerroux said...

I see Eric Owen feels the same in his letter to the Evening Leader today.

Adrian Short said...

There's a lot of it about.

Anonymous said...

So Plaid feel Wrexham Council's settlement increase of 3.7% was something to shout about when they were forced to make millions of pounds worth of cuts this year?

Lerroux said...

Wrecsam Council can't help it if WAG imposes 2% efficiency savings on them, which over the last few years has amounted to about £17 million which has not affected services. So there were inefficiencies in the system and there still are. Plaid Cymru will deliver value for money.