Friday, 29 April 2016

He's not the Messiah but he's a very able boy,

I must admit  the  Welsh Conservatives have a point in attacking a a Plaid Cymru leaflet calling one of its candidates the "prophetic son".
In my view without a doubt Adam Price, standing in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, is one of the most outstanding  politicians  in Wales  and if elected will undoubtedly make a contribution to the Assembly which sometimes seems lacking in Talent,
I when he to left the House of Commons  and spent some time n the United States on a Fulbright scholarship, referred to him for a while  as the Pri(n)ce over the Water.
I thought that at the time it probably reflected the feeling that Plaid as in the doldrums and needed one of his Star players back
But this is surely OTT 

 Text of the leaflet
Mab Darogan is a messianic figure from Welsh folklore, said to be destined to drive the English out of Britain.

Written by Adams replacement as the constituency MP Jonathan Edwards  it maybe didn't need the Messianic connection.  
Conservative rival Matthew Paul said it was "possibly the most sycophantic thing" he had ever seen.
Senior Plaid politicians are literally crawling over each other to pay tribute to their returning 'son of Wales', Adam Price.
"Fortunately he is also pretty good at talking himself up, and [Plaid leader] Leanne Wood will surely now know that the knives are sharpening."
Plaid Cymru claimed he was "bitter" and the Tories were becoming "desperate".
Responding on Twitter  the author of this leaflet doesn't seem worried about the criticism
Thanks to for their story covering my passionate endorsement of my good friend
So maybe it was deliberately designed to draw out such a reaction and getting more coverage for Adam Price undisputed qualities. 
If so it seems to have worked.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a Plaid supporter and I think they got this one wrong.

    The emphasis should have been on Adam being part of a strong Plaid team in the Senedd.

    Gareth Bale is a great footballer, but he needs the rest of the team to make sure Wales are winners.