First Plaid and Labour vote for cuts, then they oppose them…

An interesting use of YouTube by the Welsh Liberal Democrats. As they put it, “On March 11th, Plaid Cymru and Labour AMs voted for cuts in FE funding. Three weeks later they protest with lecturers and students on the steps of the Senedd about FE cuts.”

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  • I wish Kirsty was a Westminster MP

  • the party really needs to put some heat on plaid, which is now riven and a backbiting, hypocritical disgrace. With a bit of pressure it will then melt away and stop holding us up in wales.

  • Alyn Cosgrove 4th Apr '09 - 3:15am

    Come on John,

    “backbiting, hypocritical disgrace”

    Liberals to a tee.

  • Remember: Cymru Rydd = Cymru Ryddfrydol!

  • okay Alyn, let’s play ‘true of false!’

    Here’re mine:

    Plaid Cymru opposes nuclear power except for on Anglesey because some jobs depend on it and the sitting AM is from Plaid and he might lose votes. The AM is of course Ieaun Wyn Jones who also is more or less Plaid’s leader.

    Plaid opposed the extension of top-up fees in Wales in its election manifesto (remember the one that promised all the kids in wales a free laptop?) and then in power supported, err, Labour’s extension of top-up fees in wales EXCEPT of course that they didn’t all support it, because at least one MP wanted not to lose votes and so threatened to sue his party if they did it, which they did …. and he didn’t …

    Plaid is for independence, except that, having seen that only 6% of the welsh population want to go down that route, they aren’t yet, or maybe are but don’t like to say, or perhaps haven’t quite decided yet, which day of the week is it today? …

    Plaid opposes unelected chambers and so refuses to sit in the House of Lords except for, err, Lord Elis-Thomas who wanted to, and so does.

    Plaid is a democratic party (social, christian and national, natch) and enjoys debate, except when young members question the double-stanards on fees, in which case they get expelled…

    Your turn Alyn!

  • Incommunicado 6th Apr '09 - 11:02am

    So what did you think of the video – did you like the approach? It went out to all those protesting.

  • Ed Trelinski 9th Apr '09 - 10:39pm

    A simple, yet effective video. If you could add citations to those votes that would strengthen the case even further.

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