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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kirsty, Lembit and the education crisis in Wales

As the smallest party in the Welsh Assembly it can sometimes be difficult to make a mark, especially in the weekly press conferences. Despite that the Welsh Liberal Democrats do tend to hit above their weight. Judging by the coverage of today's event, we do not always get the media's full attention.

As the Welsh Government's budget is to be published tomorrow, we decided to press for the equivalent of the pupil premium for the poorest pupils to be introduced in Wales. ITV Wales however, took a different view on what was newsworthy.

Their report of the Press Conference focused entirely on the current TV reality show 'I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here'. Somebody suggested recently that the TV companies might innovate by finding some actual celebrities to star in this show. Instead we have Lembit Opik.

ITV's journalists decided that the main highlight was the question asked of the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams, as to whether she was supporting Lembit in this contest. She replied that she had not cast a vote for her predecessor as Welsh Lib Dem leader or for any other contestant.

Maybe if we do all vote him out then we can return to a serious discussion of real issues.
Hi Peter, I love reading your blog but I also pay close attention to other blogs as well. I think you might have missed Adrian Masters' blog that appeared earlier in the day

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