BREAKING: @RhonddaBryant responds to Leanne Wood's article in today's Sunday Times. http://www.welshlabour.wales/a_vote_for_plaid_cymru_just_risks_letting_the_tories_walk_all_over_wales_bryant …
This General Election is a straight fight between Welsh Labour and the Tories. A vote for Plaid is a wasted vote. Leanne Wood knows her party cannot win the election, and a vote for Plaid Cymru just risks letting the Tories walk all over Wales.I imagine that many of those who have been working hard for a Progressive Alliance will groan at what seems sectarian attitude from both parties.
“Plaid Cymru like to pose as a progressive party, but in the Welsh Assembly they joined with the Tories and UKIP to vote against vital funding for hospitals, homes and education.
“It is only Welsh Labour that will stand up for Wales.”
But the truth is that Labour have showed very little interest in such an Alliance even if such an Alliance could see them reaching their level of 1997 and no Tories left in Wales rather than the prospect of them actually falling to second place in Wales to the Tories in the number of seats
My response to the Tweet by Chris Bryant. was
There are no "Wasted Votes" only a corrupt FPT electoral system that Labour and Tories stick to for own good.For me voting is about me saying what I want to happen and often that means I don't see that occurring but I don't want to vote for the least of two evils.
We must also take into account that some Labour voters will be voting Tory in Scotland to oust the SNP and Labour in Westminster will ally with Mrs May government to claim there is no support for Independence and another referendum.
A Progressive Alliance that results in Labour replacing the Tories will change little in the long run as the Tories would soon return.
Even if Labour to win the likelihood is that Prime Minister Corbyn would face internal discontent and a coup against certainly.
Certainly if the Polls are right and Labour go down to a third electoral defeat they will spend most of their time fighting in their ranks to stand up for anything let alone Wales.
The future looks bleak and we need yo send a message from Wales that we are not prepared to be Swallowed up by Tory England and that means not voting for a Unionist Party which would be a real wasted vote.