Big Brother's Glyn says 'Vote Plaid'
Monday, November 06, 2006
Big Brother's Glyn Wise was at the Welsh Assembly today to try and encourage young people to vote.
More specifically, he was *instructing* young people to vote Plaid Cymru at the Assembly elections in 2007. Somewhat fortuitously, a bus load of schoolkids turned up on cue to scream and swoon, though they didn't seem that receptive to all the political chatter.
The event was organised by Plaid's youth movement, Cymru-X, who are hoping Glyn will bring out some young voters for them in May.
Four out of five registered voters between the ages of 18-34 did not use their vote in the last Assembly elections, so he has his work cut out.
But Glyn hopes one day they'll be voting for him. He re-iterated his desire to become first minister of Wales, despite admitting that he didn't know the difference between an AM and an MP.
'Glyn to win' he beamed. 'Vote for Plaid Cymru because the English government does nothing for the people of Wales,' he shouted, as his young audience fiddled with their mobile phones and a couple of teenage boys mock-humped each other.
'Any questions about politics in general?' asked one of the organisers. Blank-faced girls stared back at her, the teachers looked mortified as none of their students opened their mouths, the teenage boys moved on to mock fighting.
If Glyn can't sell them politics, who can?
posted by Blamerbell @ 6:18 pm,
- At 10:15 pm, Chris Doidge said...
If the Welsh Assembly passed a motion outlawing Glyn from Big Brother, it would be the best thing they've ever done.
- At 6:58 am, Gracchi said...
Celebrities! Celebrities with facile arguments! When are we going to make politics better, reasoned and interesting again?
- At 10:00 am, Blamerbell said...
Not anytime soon if Dave gets his way...
- At 10:02 am, Blamerbell said...
oops, that link didn't really work.
I'll quote instead:
Earlier this month 15 diners, including Cameron, Osborne, the shadow chancellor, and a group of the most powerful people in entertainment, sat down together inside one of the restaurant's private rooms for a meal marking the next stage in Cameron's campaign to convert the liberal glitterati who were claimed by New Labour during its Cool Britannia period.
At the table were Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre; Sally Greene of the Old Vic theatre; newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald; Jane Tranter, head of drama at the BBC; Tim Bevan of Working Title films; Nick Elliot of ITV drama; Greg Dyke, former director-general of the BBC; and Alan Yentob, senior BBC broadcaster and director of entertainment and drama at the corporation. Cameron and Osborne were accompanied by their shadow arts minister John Whittingdale.