It's a landslide for Plaid Cymru

If elections were won and lost on takeup of the social networking website Facebook, then Plaid would be the clear leaders. There are so far 144 members in the Plaid Cymru group and 38 members in its unofficial sister club. The Welsh Liberal Democrats muster only 28 members. But that's still 28 members more than Labour and the Conservatives, who don't seem to have joined the revolution yet.

And it's probably a good thing too. Facebook is for writing crap banter on your mates' walls. It's for stalking attractive women in American colleges. And it's for posting embarrassing photos of drunken misdemeanours.

Why is it that politicians have to come along with their fake hobbies and youth oriented soundbites to spoil it all?

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posted by Blamerbell @ 9:50 am,

11 Comments:

At 12:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point of this blog entry is?

 
At 1:24 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

Thanks for that explanation of Facebook, Blamerball. I joined the Plaid Cymru Facebook group (amongst others) yesterday but was still somewhat in the dark as to what Facebook is good for. Apart from Bethan Jenkins, are there any AMs or MPs in the group? Or are you just jumping to conclusions? You see on Facebook you have to join a group before you can talk with folk, so obviously the only people who are going to join a political party's Facebook group are people who are already supporters, and the fact that there are more members in the Plaid Cymru group only shows that it's supporters make up a large proportion of Welsh internet users, indeed in the Rhithfro (Welsh speaking Internet) Plaid Cymru is by far and away the most popular party, as it is in the Bro Gymraeg.

 
At 1:32 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you'll find the Labour group on Facebook has 775 members, Labour students have 478 members and Young Labour has 279 members.

Blows your argument out of the water, doesnt it!

 
At 1:39 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

I think you'll find the Labour group on Facebook has 775 members, Labour students have 478 members and Young Labour has 279 members.

Blows your argument out of the water, doesnt it!


Is that Welsh Labour? I think not. The argument stands.

 
At 2:57 pm, Blogger Luke young said...

Damn it!

I thought Facebook could be a place free of these political differences. Oh Well, if you can't beat 'em join 'em.....

 
At 7:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so wait, now you accept there is such thing as Welsh Labour?

Funny how you lot flip flop on your view of Welsh Labour....sometimes you argue Welsh Labour is "London based" (despite the HQ being in Cardiff) and now you go back on that argument...

 
At 8:15 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

Oh, so wait, now you accept there is such thing as Welsh Labour?

Funny how you lot flip flop on your view of Welsh Labour....sometimes you argue Welsh Labour is "London based" (despite the HQ being in Cardiff) and now you go back on that argument...



Im not going back on anything at all, merely reminding you of the context of this post, i.e. Wales. Have a cup of tea and think about it. By the way, if you want any credibility you should ditch the whole "anonymous" thing. Just make up a name.

 
At 10:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose Plaid Cymru's got to win somewhere. They're not winning elections: a heavy loss in Pontardawe and a big swing to the Labour council winner in Plaid's best ward in the Rhondda this week.

 
At 11:47 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

I suppose Plaid Cymru's got to win somewhere. They're not winning elections: a heavy loss in Pontardawe and a big swing to the Labour council winner in Plaid's best ward in the Rhondda this week.

Didn't look like a "big swing" to me. If anything they showed that they're still the main opposition party. But to be fair the Tories DID manage to beat the Monster Raving Loony Party. Just.

 
At 1:39 pm, Blogger Marcusian said...

Didn't look like a "big swing" to me. If anything they showed that they're still the main opposition party. But to be fair the Tories DID manage to beat the Monster Raving Loony Party. Just.


The Numbers do not lie my friend, i would hold my hands up if Plaid had beaten Labour with the same numbers...You must admit that Plaid would be celebrating no end (and rightly so) if they had done what Labour had done in the Rhondda...especially with Syd Morgan involved.

 
At 1:37 pm, Blogger Penddu said...

I agree not a big swing to Labour, but we were expecting any swing to go in the other direction, so a POOR result for Plaid without doubt.

I can only put it down to Leighton Andrews conducting a high profile media campaign around the Burberry closure. Hopefully it is only a localised blip, and Plaid will sweep all before it soon.....

 

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