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Thursday, April 15, 2010

A tweet too far

Labour Assembly Member, Alun Davies has taken to twitter like a duck to water, however he does get carried away. Sometimes he provides a pithy insight into current events such as this one, at other times he appears to be just pouring out bile for the sake of it.

His latest faux pas however has proved to be a tweet too far and has landed him in hot water in the Welsh press as well as giving the sitting MP for Blaenau Gwent some useful publicity.

The Western Mail has the full story. They report that Alun has had to admit that he has no evidence to back up his suggestion that Dai Davies MP is applying for jobs. The MP himself is a bit more forthright:

“This is sheer, absolute nonsense. It is typical of the black-arts tactics which have ruined the reputation of New Labour. It is straight out of the spin doctor’s handbook of Mandelson and Campbell.

“This sort of gutter politics will backfire on them on May 6 in exactly the way they backfired when New Labour tried to impose their candidates on the people of Blaenau Gwent.

“Let me spell it out for this inexperienced and foolish young man. I was born in Blaenau Gwent. I worked as a senior union shop steward in the steelworks in Blaenau Gwent. I will die representing Blaenau Gwent. And there is no better job than to represent the people of Blaenau Gwent.

“New Labour will try to use any dirty tactic to win our area which remains the jewel in the socialist crown, but yet again they underestimate the people of Blaenau Gwent who loathe this sort of control freakery and gutter politics.”

Maybe Alun should think before he tweets next time. After all we would not want to get the impression that he is using Twitter to start unsubstantiated and negative rumours.
Control Freakery indeed.

Not many comments in your blogs of late, have opposition parties told their members not to post anything on your blog????
Who knows. Maybe they are bored of me. I have certainly deleted a few on the grounds that they are boring me by repeating themselves and taking an argument to extremes as per my policy above. Also it is recess so many of the political hacks are elsewhere.
"we would not want to get the impression that he is using Twitter to start unsubstantiated and negative rumours."

Or indeed, get the impression he is a twit...

(Sorry, couldn't resist).
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