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…

mdi-timer 8th August 2019 @ 12:00 pm 8th Aug 2019 @ 12:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
Guardian Smacks of Spin

The hot topic in Welsh politics at the moment is a new Bill from the Welsh Government seeking to ban parents from smacking their children. On Friday the Guardian carried a report on how Welsh society is supposedly falling into line under the headline “Police and teachers back Welsh anti-smacking bill”, while going into extensive detail over how “frontline professionals” are in favour of the legislation. They even discussed the need to inform “English tourists” that smacking children would not be acceptable in Wales. For a bit of balance they got a quote from a “church in Wrexham”…

ONS smacking bill
Funny how the Guardian forgot to mention the fact that we don’t need to rely on hearsay as the Welsh Government actually commissioned the ONS to conduct a quantitative consultation on the Bill. The ONS survey in fact found that 67.8% of the 562 individuals polled, and 60% when including professionals and organisations, do not support the Bill. Fewer than 30% of people actually supported the Bill, not that you’d be aware of those highly pertinent facts from the Guardian’s gushing writeup…

mdi-timer 5th August 2019 @ 5:30 pm 5th Aug 2019 @ 5:30 pm mdi-comment Comments
Cleverly Responds to Brecon By-Election Defeat

Cleverly’s message after the Brecon by-election is essentially “Vote Farage, Get Swinson”. The Tories won’t have to worry about as long as they deliver on 31st October…

mdi-timer 4th August 2019 @ 11:47 am 4th Aug 2019 @ 11:47 am mdi-comment Comments
Tories Narrowly Slip to Second in Brecon By-Election

The Tories were left wondering what might have been after learning that they had lost the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election in the early hours of this morning by a narrow margin of just 1,425 votes. This was despite the Lib Dems being runaway favourites to win the seat by a landslide after other pro-Remain parties pulled out to give them a clear run, and the Tories re-standing a candidate whose conviction for fraud triggered the by-election in the first place. The May government’s decision to allow Chris Davies to re-stand for the seat looks more than a little foolish now, to say the least…

The Brexit Party vote eclipsed the size of the majority by almost 3:1, a clear warning sign for the Tories ahead of any general election. Interestingly, the Brexit Party’s tally was just seven votes different from UKIP’s in 2015 when Cameron did manage to scrape a majority…

Lib Dem: 13,826 (43%)

Conservative: 12,401 (39%)

Brexit Party: 3,331 (10%)

Labour: 1,680 (5%)

Monster Raving Loony Party: 334 (1%)

UKIP: 242 (0.8%)

At the other end of the table, Labour just managed to hold on to their deposit with a measly 5.28% of the vote. The party that won almost 50% of the vote in Wales last General Election now fighting it out with the Monster Raving Loony Party…

mdi-timer 2nd August 2019 @ 8:49 am 2nd Aug 2019 @ 8:49 am mdi-comment Comments
Boris Boost Puts Tories Ahead in Wales

The Boris bounce has not just been felt in England, a YouGov poll taken between Tuesday and Friday last week has found that the Tories have now moved into top spot in Wales. This is where Labour took 49% of the vote in 2017, with the Tories behind by double digits…

Compared to the last YouGov poll, the Tory vote has risen by seven points, whist the Labour vote has fallen by three and Brexit Party fallen by five. Boris will also have an eye on that chunky 18% for the Brexit Party which could be coming his way if he delivers on Brexit…

mdi-timer 29th July 2019 @ 9:42 am 29th Jul 2019 @ 9:42 am mdi-comment Comments
Four Welsh AMs Including Mark Reckless Defect to Brexit Party

Mark Reckless and three other Welsh AMs have formally confirmed that they are joining to the Brexit Party, after Guido revealed their imminent defections 24 hours ago. You’re either in front of Guido…

The four AMs have now given official notice to the Welsh Assembly that they are forming a Brexit Party Group in the assembly, with independents Caroline and Mandy Jones joining David Rowlands, who’s quitting UKIP, and Reckless who’s leaving the Tories again. It’s the third time he’s switched party in just five years, will it be third time lucky for Mark?

mdi-timer 15th May 2019 @ 1:47 pm 15th May 2019 @ 1:47 pm mdi-comment Comments
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