Saturday, 24 July 2010

Cardiff Central.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats were quick enough to pick up on last week's Western Mail story about Neil McEvoy, Bethan Jenkins and Myfanwy Davies and this week's resignation of John Dixon as national chair of Plaid Cymru for political and personal reasons. Some Liberal Democrat bloggers believe that all this is indicative of a serious crisis within Plaid Cymru.

So what is going on within the Welsh Liberal Democrat camp; well nothing if you read their blogs but on the other hand the story that Cllr Nigel Howells a cabinet member on Cardiff City Council has beaten his boss Cllr Rodney Berman, Leader of Cardiff City Council to the Cardiff Central nomination to replace Jenny Randerson AM is most certainly newsworthy. Barring a disaster for the Lib Dems they should hold onto the Cardiff Cemtral seat with Nigel Howells as the next AM.

Isn't it surprising that neither Freedom Central or Peter Black have seen fit to blog on this very worthwhile and interesting story and the tension that will now invariably exist in Cardiff City Council's cabinet.

9 comments:

glynbeddau said...

Bloody hell that was quick of you. I note however that subordinate central has announced a reshuffle of the Lib-Dems shadow cabinet but since there only 5 of them at the moment (is Mick Bates still suspended) it is hardly jaw breaking more like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Glyn,
Daran Hill does have a few gems on his Twitter from time to time!!

menaiblog said...

Despite the majority they'll be doing well if they hold on to Cardiff Central next time round.

Colin Higson said...

Hang on one cotton pickin' minute Arfon Jones!

Why are always SO damn selective about telling us as it is? Why don't you ever give us the whole picture?

Anyone reading this blog post could be forgiven for thinking that Plaid and the Lib Dems were in open warfare with each other.

The reality is, nothing could be further from the truth.

In Cardiff, Neil McEvoy is Deputy to Rodney Berman - Plaid and Lib Dems run that useless Council.

Even Wrexham, you and shameless colleagues prop-up a rag-tag shower of councillors led again by, guess who? The Lib Dems!

The fact is, the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru have a great deal in common at the moment, as both parties are in decline in every corner of Wales.

This blog made no reference to the recent stunning Llais Gwynedd victory in the by-election in the North and Plaid's woeful result in Cymmer in RCT went without any mention either.

No wonder your John Dixon has had enough you all and decided to up-sticks.

It is clear, this blog is not only in denial it is now an excuse for the truth.

Every cloud has a silver-lining. In Wrexham, you lot will pay a heavy electoral price for its complicity in cuddling-up to Clegg (and the Tories) on Welsh Councils.

It can be confidently predicted that Plaid will lose all its seats on Wrexham Council come May 2012 - and serve you all right.

You are all class traitors!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Sorry but I thought Labour abandoned class politics after the 1983 debacle and became Kinnock Champagne Socialists, I appreciate there are some of you who practise the politics of envy but us progressives have moved on.
As for Lib Dems they are in opposition in Cardiff and that is where most decisions are now taken.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Colin's alternative universe must be comforting. Meanwhile back in the real world, we have to break the news gently that the Con Dem plans to cut public spending by 25% were comparable to Labour's plans to cut public spending by 20% if re-elected at a Westminster level.
Labour has opportunistically presented itself as the party to defend workers against the cuts, but it was Gordon Brown who announced 100,000 public servants losing their jobs and the part-privatisation of the Royal Mail. Mandelson, when he's not touting his useless memoirs, was the man who said "we are intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich". And who adopted a light touch to the bankers, allowing them to destroy the economy with their insane gambling?
If anyone have been class traitors, it's been the Labour government.

Anonymous said...

Is it me, or is Peter Black starting to sound a little more shrill than usual? http://peterblack.blogspot.com/2010/07/speculation-and-innuendo.html
Perhaps he's rattled by those opinion polls...

Freedom Central said...

http://www.freedomcentral.org.uk/2010/07/nigel-howells-selected-for-cardiff-central-welsh-assembly-seat.html

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Keep on Freedom Central you're behind the times!!