Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Singing in the Valleys
Meanwhile back in the Land of Song things are less than harmonious between Blaenau Gwent Labour Party and their Welsh brethren. The local party voted last night to defy the national decree that Llew Smith shall be succeeded by a women selected from an all-woman shortlist. The local AM, Peter Law, has threatened to stand in a move that could see the party lose the seat once held by Nye Bevan and Michael Foot. Polls indicate that he will win. Either way, his standing will torpedo Rhodri Morgan's majority in the Assembly. It seems that Wales Labour have failed to take account of the mistakes leading up to their disaster in the Assembly elections in 1999. Like the Bourbons, they have learnt nothing and forgotten everything.