Monday, 2 May 2011

Another Tory in trouble!

This time it is none other than Clwyd South Tory activist John Broughton a leading light in Paul Rogers's rapidly fading campaign. Yes John has been making inappropriate comments on twitter, this disn't really come as a surprise as I used to follow him on twitter (@grahnat)until I became increasingly concerned by the inappropriate nature of his tweets and eventually blocked him.

Not only was Broughton making insulting comments against Plaid Cymru candidates like Heledd Fychan and Helen Mary Jones but also his own AM's including Darran Millar and Nick Bourne for supporting a Yes for Wales vote in the recent referendum.

I don't suppose its too much to expect the Tory candidate for Clwyd South Paul Rogers to condemn his member's actions in this case!

21 comments:

Plaid Whitegate said...

What else is a man to do when he's NINTH on the regional list?

Anonymous said...

Ninth on a list that can only elect a total of FOUR...Tories failing to understand the National Assembly of Wales. If they can't grasp how to get elected how the f*** can anyone expect them to govern competently?

Anonymous said...

Interestingly Arfon simply cannot live with debate. His line of reasoning is akin to agree with me or else you are wrong. As a former policeman he did his best to intimidate attendees at the Wrexham NO meeting and he supports UKUncut; totally irresponsible.

In the first BBC "Wales" debate Heledd was truly frightening (she is also incapable of sustaining debate when taxed) and if UKIP are fruitcakes then HMJ is off the scale.

JB is a Conservative and one who will robustly join the debate, if only more would involve themselves the debate would be so much more interesting.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Can you substantiate "he did his best to intimidate attendees at the Wrexham NO meeting"?

Were you present? John Broughton certainly was and he walked in without comment or "intimidation". It was a public meeting after all!

As for supporting UKUncut being "totally irresponsible" - I think most people want big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. Does Anon want to stifle democratic protest?

This blog is always up for a debate - we even allow Anon comments to slag us off!

Anonymous said...

No point wasting time on Anon 2333, that's Paul Rogers who was at the doomed launch of the No campaign and whose members retain no credibility whatsover. Incidentally was that the meeting when a non aligned solicitor was kicked out of a public meeting by Rogers and his anti Welsh cronies?
Oh dear, cock up of the year!

Hett's Handbag said...

Interesting how one can assume Anon 2333 is Rogers - how wrong they are!

Was the "non-aligned" solitictor not a former Labour party candidate for Ynys Mon?

Plaid are clearly worried about coming behind the tories across Wales that they resort to personal attacks on them. They are nothing but thugs.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Hett's Handbag - Labour, Tory and Lib Dems were in an unholy alliance for the No campaign in Wrecsam so I'm surprised they decided to block Tudor Williams from their meeting. Then again, Tudor would have made mincemeat of them.
Like the Labourites in Caerffili, our opponents play dirty when they see Plaid advancing. Let's see the results on Thursday shall we?

John Broughton said...

For the record as a Conservative and Unionist I cannot countenance a coalition with Plaid.

Plaid are nationalists (&) socialists and seperatists. The desire for independence if achieved would impoverish Wales. Wales has an extremely long border with England. The greater part of the nation's industry and commerce is located in that region with many thousands of people crossing the border (in both directions) daily for employment etc.

Plaid propped up Labour for the last four disastrous years. Years that have seen the nation's performance in education, healthcare, economy and employment decline at an alarming rate.

Why enter a coalition with a party that has manifestly failed Wales?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Ha, ha, keep it coming John!!

Anonymous said...

I don't suppose Unionists are nationalists are they?

Anonymous said...

Broughton still going then, yawn....

Anonymous said...

Describing Helen Mary a fruitcake is an understatement. With regards to Heledd Fychan being odd - who can blame Broughton after her recent performance at the tv debate in Wrexham.

John Broughton said...

The silly comments from PG and 2 anons (2141 & 2142) are why I ceased to comment here.

Love debate but no point in responding to nomarks.

Plaid Whitegate said...

JB - you don't debate, you make ludicrous statements that range from the banal to the bleeding obvious (Wales has an extremely long border with England/Plaid are nationalists). Pepper this with the pomposity in your last statement and we have a wonderful caricature of the right-wing Tory.
No wonder the Tories found a ninth place on the list...

John Broughton said...

Plaid Whitegate demonstrates my point with unerring accuracy. Boorish is one (of many) apt descriptions of him. Wonderful to have one's point proven so promptly.

Plaid Whitegate said...

So stop responding to "no marks", as you promised.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

You really need to be careful with social networking you've already made the papers once the Tory leadership won't be too impressed if you cross them AGAIN. So go away and be a good boy!

Anonymous said...

One rule for one and another rule for Plaid - the NASTY party of Wales

John Broughton said...

PG - just to say I'm not intimidated by anybody ever. I reiterate that I will oppose Nick Bourne in any attempt to form a coalition with Plaid as will the overwhelming majority of N Wales Conservatives..

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I'm sure Bourne is quaking in his boots at the though of a disloyal party member like you opposing him, its not exactly a new development.

Don't lose any sleep over a rainbow coalition, there won't be many Plaid Cymru keen on jumping into bed with a party that has done nothing but harm Welsh interests over my lifetime.

Nos Da!

John Broughton said...

Good to meet you earlier Arfon. It was also interesting to have a chat with Mabon who tells me he is to move to Cynwyd soon.

As for Bourne my prediction (not made here) was spot on.

Let's hope our future digital exchanges will be in good spirits.