Forward Wales going backwards

What a joke. Forward Wales only had four members to start with. Now, even they won't stand for the party.

Ron Davies will contest the Caerphilly seat, but not on a Forward Wales ticket. Neither will 'Party Leader' John Marek, by all accounts.

Makes a mockery of the party's motto "the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." Not when the sum of the parts is zero.

Incidentally, Forward Wales' all-English website hasn't been updated since June 2006. Clearly a party going nowhere.

UPDATE: I've just changed the title from 'Forward Wales in reverse' after realising BBC had gone with the same one. Blamerbell Briefs mug and t-shirt in the post to anyone who can come up with a better pun - I couldn't see beyond the blindingly obvious.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 5:34 pm,

8 Comments:

At 7:54 pm, Blogger Luke young said...

Davies is hoping for a Trish Law type victory as an 'independent' but considering that not even the peoples voice want any part of it, says it all really.

 
At 8:03 pm, Blogger Michael said...

How about "Forward Trumpton" !

 
At 8:50 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

It seems like he's wearing the independent tag as a badger of honour.

 
At 8:55 pm, Blogger Ted Jones said...

the real intersting quote is that he and his running mate are preparing a statement of principles for other 'independent' candidates to sign up to - sounds like a party political programme to me!!

 
At 8:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe he think's if he does it this way he'll get in through the backdoor

 
At 12:02 pm, Blogger hafod said...

What's to stop every party doing this? Labour in Merthyr standing as "Independent Labour", David Davies standing as "Conservative and Unionist" or whatever? Big flaw in the electoral system has unwittingly been exposed.

 
At 7:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron announces that he contemplated standing as a candidate for Forward Wales in a "moment of madness", much like the "moment of madness" he had when he had anal sex on Clapham common.

 
At 2:42 am, Blogger Abermaw said...

It was suggested on Maes-e as far back as April 2005 that Plaid could use a similar tactic to ensure that "nationalists" of a different party were elected on the list.
http://www.maes-.com/viewtopic.php?t=17414&start=154

 

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