Thursday, 18 March 2010

The new Lib Dem colours!

This is the most recent contribution from the Liberal Democrats to the political debate in Wrecsam. You will note the change in colour schemes, none of the orange normally associated with that wishy washy party. No, its now all pink and blues probably to disguise that its a Lib Dem leaflet bereft of ideas.

We all know that the Lib Dems are pretty adept at dirty tricks and they haven't changed with this leaflet version either. First of all they plagiarise the name of the leaflet Wrexham Voice/Llais Wrecsam which is the name normally associated with Plaid Cymru newsletters and have been for a number of years; but why steal something from Plaid Cymru? I thought the Lib Dems though of us as insignificant with no hope of winning? Did they steal our identity because they realise that Plaid Cymru have a higher profile in Wrecsam than the Lib Dems? They clearly see Plaid Cymru as a threat and after their dismal European result that is hardly surprising, as in the rest of Wales the Lib Dems are an irrelevance.

On the front of the leaflet we have a photograph of their candidate for Wrecsam, Tom Rippeth and "Why I love Wrexham" Shame he doesn't love the town enough to live and work there and I wonder how often he will be seen in the town once he adds this election to the list of his political failures.

Inside this leaflet Tom reminds us of his few campaign contributions; preventing neurology services going to Swansea, opposing centralisation into an All Wales Police Force and opposing Post Office closure...but I can hear you say "All that is old hat" and you're quite right. There is a saying, "You're only as good as your last job," Well if that is Tom's last job as a Lib Dem candidate then God help us if he get's elected.

There is one thing I would agree with what Tom says in his leaflet, "We have a great local council who have worked with local schools to improve education across the town" I'm sure the eight councillors on the Excecutive Board who are not Lib Dems really appreciate that endorsement.

...and by the way their leaflet was printed by Park Communications Ltd, Alpine Way, London E6 6LA. Thanks for supporting local Welsh companies Tom.

...oh, and by the way it seems the Lib Dems have binned their infamous campaigning tool, THE GRAPH; that shows that only the Lib Dems can beat Labour here (You can fool some of the people some of the time...etc!)


Plaid Whitegate said...

This looks suspiciously similar to the equally glossy and vacant pap churned out by the Tories in Clwyd South. Have they all been listening to the same Focus groups and spin doctors that people don't trust politicians like them?
The truth is people can see through these Chat! style mags and know they're being conned.
You read them and wonder what policies you're voting for. Of course, the LibLabCons all have more or less the same policies so no surprises that their glossy pamphlets are interchangeable too.
Nice to see they've got the resources (from the donations they've had from dodgy millionaires - including the fraudster who gave the LibDems £2.4m) to try to buy the election.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

The John Bell autobiography you mean where he spent all of South Clwyd's monies and the bloody thing was too bulky to go through letterboxes...doh!!

Anonymous said...

Seems like Tom Rippeth's now run out of money - the Lib Dems are reducing to handing out scrappy black and white photocopies now, that talk about a "fair tax". very shabby.