Friday, 20 July 2012

Carwyn for President.



Watching the news last night I bet I wasn't the only thinking that looks familiar when our First Minister addressed the gathering press corps from the new media briefing room in Cathays Park, The new set-up has cost the taxpayer £22,000, including a new £1,800 lectern and an i £4,500 slate seal, engraved with the words : "Prif Weinidog Cymru" ('First Minister of Wales .and furled flags of the EU, UK and Wales

Well. of course it looks familiar.




Delusions of grandeur or what.?

What next

An Announcer before Carwyn enters the room extolling "Lasies and Gentlemen the "First Minister of Wales".
A band playing Henffych well i'r Prif when he enters?
Ty Howel is official office to be painted white and renamed.
His wife Lisa to be known as the "First Lady?"
He gets (if he hasn't one already) a dog (First Pet).
His oficial car to be called "Transport One"
Carwyn to give an annual Address to the Nation?

Basing your  breifing set up on the one where the most poweful person the world speaks to the press doesn't give you gravitas  Carwyn (as I suspect you were told).. But makes you look not the leader of a Nation  but a ridiculous figure aping people with real power.not the

6 comments:

  1. Good on Carwyn. This is the kind of thing which Plaid should have pushed when they were in Government but didn't do - a sign of their timidity and lack of seizing the agenda when they had the chance. Carwyn's now confirming himself as the Welsh PM for the next 20 years. Plaid missed the trick, again.

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  2. I agree with Anon 9:52 actually, although I think Carwyn being the next PM for 20 years is completely down to the Tories being in office in London or not, and nothing to do with Plaid. I don't think Plaid can be blamed because they pushed alot in government, not least getting it eventually renamed to the Welsh Government not the demeaning "WAG". Also, wben Plaid was in government Labour was more resistant to this kind of stuff.

    There is nothing wrong in principle with having this lectern to project Wales to the world (if they listen). I'm not a Labour supporter but Wales needs to have a more dignified image of its government (partly because of Labour's do-nothing record in power!). The costs don't seem unreasonable. This is exactly the kind of small but important gesture that nationalists should support as part of nation-building. Also having our own office building in London rather than being sat in the "Wales Office"- surprised some nationalist bloggers opposed this, because Plaid was always pushing for this to happen in the past.

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  3. Nice slate sheild, nice lectern ... naff room though! Ceiling too low, naff covering on the ceiling (David Brent's office, any one) and nasty lighting.

    Oh, and drop y tv from the right hand corner or move it out of the way.

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  5. The point is that we need a First Minister not to ape the image of someone with power But to fight for that power. Rather than a pale imitation of the White House briefing room Carwyn should be fighting for control of the Police and Justice and Tax raising powers.

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  6. The point is that we need a First Minister not to ape the image of someone with power But to fight for that power. Rather than a pale imitation of the White House briefing room Carwyn should be fighting for control of the Police and Justice and Tax raising powers.

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