Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The good, the bad and the ugly... Tories and True Wales


Paul Rogers - Tory candidate for Clwyd South











John Broughton - Tory agent for Clwyd South and True Wales campaigner





Nick Bourne - leader of the Tory Party in Wales






Which one is the real face of the Tory party in Wales?

First, there's the official version - Nick Bourne and his 12 Tory AMs have signed up to the "yes" campaign and greater powers for the Assembly.

Then there's the grassroots version - John Broughton, the Tory agent for Clwyd South and a dedicated campaigner for the "no" campaign through True Wales. So dedicated is this Corwen-based right-winger that posted this on Twitter:

My statement to every candidate for the Welsh Assembly election in May 11 - if you support additional powers I will not help in any way


Finally, there's the Paul Rogers dilemma. Will he come out and back his leader? Or will he stay out of the fray and hope the whole issue goes away? He certainly did the latter when it came to the vote in Wrecsam Council earlier this month. Cllr Rogers was nowhere to be seen.

But as the referendum approaches it's clear that Broughton is getting more and more excitable, so expect to see him put greater pressure on his candidate to come out as a devo-sceptic. That won't go down well with the party hierarchy, but then they're not delivering his leaflets...

12 comments:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

If I Know Rogers he will bow to the English nationalist John Broughton.

Keith Astbury said...

‎"Finally, there's the Paul Rogers dilemma. Will he come out and back his leader?"

Dunno, but I hope he finishes his homework first.

Anonymous said...

Nick Bourne has added a Yes For Wales Twibbon to his Twitter account. He's well up for it is our Nick.

Considering Clwyd South should be a target seat for the ories this time around, they seem to be shooting themselves in the foot with that Rogers bloke!

Sullivan said...

The reality is Paul Rogers is a hard working politician which certainly matters when it comes to the crunch.

The debate about the assembly is irrelevant. Many people do not know what it does as an institution never mind know who the key players are. I doubt many people in Clwyd South could name the first minister and his deputy.

Anonymous said...

Labour in Dwyfor issue leaflet promoting the no campaign! Its not just the Tories who have mixed views on this issue.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Sullivan (aka Broughton) must have missed the news that Welsh students won't be paying additional tuition fees as they will be doing in England. That's what the Assembly Govt is doing.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Another tweet from Broughton:

At last Plaid are showing their true colours which are not True [to] Wales - ad hominem attacks no policy- ever.

What exactly does Broughton know about being true to Wales, he's full of shit!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Welcome to John Broughton to our blog, I always like to see right wing Tories reading our blog and even better if they are True Wales as John most certainly is. Unfortunately he doesn't seem to think much of us as one of his tweets says:

Someone on a rather poor blog - Plaid Wrecsam - has labelled me an English nationalist - WRONG as usual. Unionist to the core.

Brian said...

Rogers hard working? Come to Tanyfron and you'll hear a different story

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

He keeps telling everyone that Tanyfron is his strongest area and not Brymbo. Heard coimmunity divided over MUGA; any wonder Ken Skates is busy in Brymbo.

Brian said...

Rogers is way too close to the Brymbo Developments mob, who have been milking the community for 20 years now.

Richie said...

Clearly Brian is out of touch with what is going on in Tanyfron. Paul has secured over £30,000 to refurbish Tanyfron Community Centre, started a new residents association who carry out improvements in the village and has managed to reopen the youth club.