Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Where are the Welsh Liberal Democrats over Power Grab?

Yesterday as Wales let our Scottish friends down by voting for the Westminster power grab, nothing was more telling than some tweets from Rhun ap Iorwerth

  1. 14h14 hours ago
    Drakeford says no contributions to debate (except Simon Thomas)were serious. Tough gig for us standing up to Lab Tory UKIP joining forces, laughing, ridiculing, patronising. Whatever. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💪 Now Minister is talking about anti-bullying policy.
  2. In need of romance? Fancy a love story? Check out the love-in between Labour, the Conservatives and UKIP in the National Assembly for . When it comes to negotiations with UK to protect Wales post-, don't just give in... give your whole heart. ❤️🌹😍😘
  3. Lab Tories UKIP join forces to attack Welsh nationalism over our opposition to Withdrawal Bill. NASHnulism, they spit. With venom. My nationalism simply says Wales is my context. My starting point. My international building block. Yours is UK. Just makes you UK nats, guys. Relax.

 Are "Scottish" Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Greens guilty of NASHnulism? as they voted with the SNP against the power grab ? Leaving the "Scottish" Tories isolated.

The reverse was true in Wales of course asn teh Unionist Parties united together , to shame our Assembly and our Nation

But there is one omission here 

the vote
the vote
the vote

Did the sole Liberal Democrat in the Assembly vote with the Unholy Alliance?
She is of course a government minister in the "Not a coalition" , but what about the party in Wales.

A quick look at their website shows no  shows  no mention of this (actually there's bugger all there of interest) and a Google of their leader Jane (Who) Dodds leads to statement, and everybody's favourite  Welsh Liberal Democrat recent blogger  makes no mention and today concentrates  on the Labour leader ruling  out Norway option. 

No opinion from Peter on one of the most controversial votes in the Siambr ever!

You may have noticed that I put  "" when referring to the  Welsh and Scottish  branches of both Labour and Tories  and not the Liberal Democrats . 

That is because the Lib Dems are supposed to be a Federal Party and therefore it seems that it is up to the Party there to vote under their Welsh and Scottish leader.

Bur who is there any leadership of the Liberal Democrats in Wales?

It seems to be dictated by Labour's tame Lib Dem in their Welsh Assembly Government.

At least the Liberal Democrats n the Cameron-Clegg coalition were to some extent visible are they hoping that the Labour, Tory, Ukip love in yesterday will not include them in any backlash from Welsh voters.

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