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Friday, April 20, 2007

A coalition too far

You have to feel sorry for Labour's Ynys Mon candidate, Jonathan Austin. He is obviously confused. Rhodri Morgan has made it very clear that he is not interested in doing a deal with the Tories. Peter Hain says there will be no coalition with Plaid Cymru. No wonder he believes that Labour are not in favour of coalitions after May's elections.

Unfortunately, Labour still want to keep their options open and have disowned Mr. Austin's comments on S4C election programme Pawb A'i Farn that his party will not go into coalition with any other party under any circumstances.

Perhaps he and his party bosses might like to wait for the verdict of the voters before taking thier ball home.
For years Comrade Austin was the only councillor on Cardiff council who refused to have his photo on the council's website. This of course all changed when he became Labour's candidate in Ynys Mon. His chances of being elected are probably zero which explains why the Labour high command came down on him like a ton of bricks. Although I think that there will be an interesting debate after May 3rd within the Labour party on coalition. Party members will not allow Rhodri and co to present a fait accompli which is exactly what happened last time.
Labour obviously don't rate their chances in Mon and Arfon if all they have to offer are Austin and Eaglestone.
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