Taking in account True Wales has been going for quite some time now there does not seem to me to be the emphatic support of a grassroots movement that they claim to represent. It would be wrong for me to claim that we can use Facebook membership as a complete measure of how much an issue is supported but it is the only real source we have and at the moment it is telling that despite being in existence far longer than the Yes for Wales campaign True Wales has failed to gather any form of grassroots support and one wonders how the media can justify tallowinf them to make such claims without any form of challenge.
I suspect that the media and the BBC are promoting True-Wales as such because they think it will male the referendum more intresting. They may be right but thats no reason not to point out how Little support they have in reality.
This is one other way you can measure the extent of True Wales support and that comes from their own website.
On this they have a link to a online petition that has been in existence since April 22 2010
We, the undersigned, oppose plans for direct law-making power to be granted to the Welsh Assembly.
We believe that such power is unnecessary and will result in:
additional costs. W
a further step towards separation from the UK.
centralisation without bringing real power closer to the people.
no additional economic benefits.
We call upon our representatives to use the powers they already have, and focus their efforts on improving public services and job opportunities for the whole of Wales.So far this has attracted only 728 signatures despite being in existence for over ten months . Their aim was for over 10,000 so they have only reached 7.3% of their target.
In comparison a petition startes on the 25 January to Keep Driving Standards Agency jobs in Cardiff (Sign Here) has already reached 403 signatures.
I think its clear from this that True Wales are not a grassroots movement but rather a movement that no one really supports apart from a few disgruntled Labour people in Gwent and those who support UKIP.