Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Tories drop their guard!

Rank and file Tories always claim that their opposition to more powers for the Assembly and their support for a No vote is based on genuine concern about good governance in Wales and that what they see as an incompetent government shouldn't be given further powers.

Unfortunately for them a prominent Clwyd South Conservative, John Broughton has let his guard drop and in a Twitter comment praising Jonathan Morgan AM's blog on 'localism' said:
@grahnat: Good article by J Morgan on localism. But it won't happen via a yes vote 'cos we aint in charge. Vote No 03/03 http://tinyurl.com/66vcte6

What does 'cos we ain't in charge' mean? To me it means that if the Tories were in a position to form a government after May's Assembly elections they would be happy for extra powers but because they are unlikey of being part of the next government they intend to vote No to stop a Labour or a Labour Plaid Cymru government from governing effectively.

But what I find absolutely ironic about all of this is that the title of Jonathan Morgan's blog is (wait for it) "Trust people to manage their affairs"... can you believe it?

The grass root Tory opposition to a Yes vote is based on rank hypocrisy and sacrificing good governance in favour of political point scoring.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder why none of the Tories have responded to this blog? Is it because it's true and the Tory No campaign is just 'wrecking'measures and nothing to do with better governance for the people of Wales.

Fron Tory said...

Why respond? The public will see for themselves that Plaid have resorted to desperate measures here.

You are clearly rattled.

Anonymous said...

Heard top Tory nobs in North Wales have told the minnows not to respond to critical blogs because they say such stupid things.

Jac o' the North said...

You could be right. What was that gem we had a while back from a Tory activist (agent?), was it, 'Hitler was a socialist'?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Along those lines yes, a 'right wing' Tory claimed the BNP were left wing!

Plaid Queensway said...

What I would call desperate is refusing to let anyone other than a few hand selected councillors attend an 'open' campaign launch. Having to then apologise to people for that after the event (in the press!) shows how badly organised this whole shambles is.

No doubt the 'no' camp (all 12 of them) are cringing at the thought of anyone else opening their mouths in public again after the disasterous 'no' launch yesterday and todays leader coverage.

All the people of Wrecsam will see is a group of Cllrs who should know better operating behind closed doors and being weirdly reluctant to answer a single question regarding any of the statements they're making. Unfortuantely no doubt not a new phenomenon for many of them.

Rattled? Stunned would be a more accurate desciption but you carry on. When's the next meeting by the way? We'll let Tudor know he 'might' be allowed in next time if he asks Sir Phil Wynn nicely.

Anonymous said...

Rattled? Stunned? Whatever state you were in you still acted like prats and looked desperate.

Peoples Republic of Caia said...

Isn't it sad that Plaid had to resort to intimidation. I hear from a good source that the police were informed of this nasty their behaviour!

Plaid Whitegate said...

You're starting to sound even more paranoid than ever - please tell us what the "intimidation" was and why police time is being wasted.

Anonymous said...

Police are investigating an assault by the leader of the motley No crew on a member of the public. They are now known as Dutton's Dirty Dozen apparently.

Plaid Queensway said...

I think they mean they felt intimidated because people asked them questions!

Questions like " Phil Wynn, I have spoken to a Cllr in Wrecsam who says you told him that a Yes vote will lead to an end to cross border health services. Is this true?"

Phil Wyn " No comment, go away".

How dare anybody ask'professional' local politicians to explain their statements eh, that's really not on is it.

Anonymous said...

I'm told it's all on film, should be easy enough to pick out the prats when that finds its way onto the web.

Anonymous said...

YouTube it please! But mind you fuzz out their faces first - public figures need their privacy

Anonymous said...

Especially if your nickname is Scratch, I wonder what he was scratching to get that name?