Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Three more Monolingual leaflets.
The labour Leaflet is somewhat bland but a worthy effort marred of course by the absence of Welsh but. It does make a rather pathetic attempt to portray Owen Smith as a local boy since he left the area as a teenager.
He also goes in for Nat Bashing (he’s notorious for this) and reproduces the dodgy bar chart this blog exposed on April 11th however although the leaflet repeats the claim that
“Labour have had the Pontypridd vote on loan since 1922.” They do not add the claim that “they won a by election following the death of liberal MP Thomas Lewis”
I would like to think that National Left’s exposure of this in his Blog and local Newspapers caused Mr Powell to remove a poor researched statement. It would be nice to think so.
The UKIP leaflet was a disgrace. I’ve come to believe that people are more dangerous and the BNP and all I can say is that it was a pity that it was on glossy paper as it was of no use in the toilet.
The absence of the Welsh Language from all the Parties except Plaid shows that have no commitment to the Language. How can they support legislation on the Language in the Assembly and not ignore it themselves?
Although a monolingual English Speaker I decry this attitude. And although it would not at all be my main reason voting Plaid I (I have considered the Greens). It was influential in affecting my decision.