Leanne’s Wild Stab in the Dark

Guido is struggling to work out what the former leader of Plaid Cymru is trying to say here. Does she think women should always carry a knife? Is she saying women carrying a knife is justified? Does she always carry a knife herself? She’s now clarified, sort of:


Either way, not the sharpest knife in the draw…

Plaid Paedo’s Wannabe Successor Jailed for Sexual Assault

Plaid Cymru’s former Ceredigion MP and Welsh Assembly member Simon Thomas controversially escaped jail earlier this week despite being convicted for possessing over 500 indecent images and 77 films featuring children as young as six, including almost 100 in the most serious ‘Category A’.

Incredibly his wannabe successor as Plaid MP for Ceredigion was also up on sex charges. He did not get off so lightly. Owain Davies, UNISON’s Ceredigion branch secretary who made it to Plaid’s final shortlist for the Ceredigion seat in 2015, received a 40-month jail term for sexual assault and actual bodily harm. What the hell is going on in Ceredigion? Are they all Plaid perverts?

Wood Chucked Out as Plaid Cymru Leader

Leanne Wood has been ousted as Plaid Cymru leader following a challenge from party colleagues Rhun ap Iorwerth and Adam Price. Leanne stood in the subsequent leadership election but was knocked out in the first round of voting with only 1286 votes. Natalie’s Leanne’s contributions to TV debates will be greatly missed

Adam Price then beat Rhun ap Iorwerth by 3481 to 1961 in the second round to become the new leader of the Welsh Nationalists. Llongyfarchiadau…

UPDATE: Plaid Cymru have released this inexplicably bad video to usher in the new Adam Price era:

Leanne Wood Blindly Speculates During Barcelona Attack

This was Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and occasional leftie TV debate favourite Leanne Wood posting blind speculation as the attack in Barcelona unfolded:

When it became apparent that it was Islamic extremists, Leanne doubled down:

Would have been better to just step away from the keyboard.

Plaid Cymru Could Be About to Turf Bryant Out

Over at Paddy Power’s Blog Guido is speculating on Chris Bryant’s troubles. Plaid Cymru is insurgent in the Rhondda, in the local elections in his constituency Labour lost six seats, taking their count from 15 to 9 councillors. Plaid surged from 7 seats to a total of 14 councillors.Even more worrying for Bryant the share of the votes cast for Plaid went from 39.9% in 2012 to 47.9% last week. Labour’s share plunged 12% from 54.9% in 2012 to 42.5% last week. That’s not a poll – which are bad enough for Labour in Wales with them trailing the Tories – that’s real votes cast. Read the full argument, make your own mind up…

Nutjob Plaid Candidate: UK Created ISIS

North Wales voters choosing their new Police and Crime Commissioner will be intrigued by the tweets of Plaid candidate Arfon Jones. The wannabe cop boss has an interesting policy on ISIS – he thinks they were “created” by the UK and Nato:

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He says we should raise a flag for the butcherer Assad:

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And he thinks “GCHQ trolls” are targeting him:

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So he responded by trying to troll the security services back:

Well, at least he’s not an anti-Semite…

Strictly Cymru Dancing: Leanne Wood’s Wonderful Waltz

Plaid leader Leanne Wood – her off the TV debates – did a rather lovely bit of ballroom during her Strictly Cymru Dancing fundraiser this weekend. It would’ve got a ten from Len!

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