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Friday, August 31, 2007

Plaid left out in the cold again

Another day, another press release detailing a Welsh Assembly Government initiative, that somehow forgot to mention Plaid Cymru. Instead, Labour are claiming sole credit for a £770,000 school uniform grant:

PARENTS in Swansea received a helpful hand from Welsh Labour today, to get the kids ready to go back to school.

Local AM Andrew Davies welcomed Labour Education Minister Jane Hutt's announcement of a massive £770,000 school uniform grant. The money will help low income families buy the uniforms their children need for the start of a new school term.

It is certainly true that this grant was introduced under the previous Labour government but surely things have moved on.

Once again the culprit is Welsh Finance Minister, Andrew Davies. He also issued a press release earlier this month in which he made the claim that extra support is on its way for disabled children and their families thanks to Welsh Labour, apparently forgetting the partnership his party forged with the Nationalists only a few weeks earlier.

Could it have been these mis-conceived and off-message attempts at spin that prompted Rhodri Morgan to remind his Ministers about collective responsibility yesterday?
I don't know Peter, I don't think this is something to get excited about.

I seem to recall an awfull lot of press releases about how the Lib Dems introduced wonderful things for Wales during the partnership.

This isn't on the same lines as the old "There's no such thing as collective responsibility" debacle.

You can't really expect a Labour AM to name check Plaid in a press release.

In any case, we all know that Plaid are not doing anything for Wales but are simply Labour's little helpers.
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