The two sides of Welsh politics

Rosettes are being preened, tactics are being chalked up and speeches are being badly written. This is now an election campaign.

And just as politicians (and the hopefuls) are getting into full swing, the actual daily grind of politics has gone into underdrive. Since Chrismtas, the assembly has voted for free prescriptions and ratifying the smoking ban. Few people could name any other events of note.

Last week, the lethargy was so pronounced that the highlight (certainly for the celebrity bloggers) seemed to be Brynle Williams getting upside down and inside out.

And yet, this is exactly the time when Welsh politics must seem at its most relevant if people are going to be persuaded to take the time to vote. Instead, there's an inevitable sense of winding down before the campaign trail goes truly beserk. All the while, voters gaze through the glass panels into the politicians' furrow in Cardiff Bay and must wonder what exactly it is they're voting for.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 9:06 am,

9 Comments:

At 10:33 am, Blogger Tiger Tales said...

You're absolutely right. Consensus is that the Government wants to keep anything interesting off the agenda, thus boring us into submission before polling day.

 
At 1:10 pm, Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

"...inevitable sense of winding down before the campaign trail goes truly beserk."

It must be all those Electoral Commission stress-relievers floating around...

 
At 3:13 pm, Blogger Glyn Davies AM said...

Don't worry folks. There is a debate on Tir Mynydd to come yet. That should wet your appetites.

 
At 3:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whet, glyn, whet your apetites

 
At 5:51 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"Anonymous said...

whet, glyn, whet your apetites"

It's *appetites*, is it not?

Or were you trying to write ape tits? In which case, this thread would take a surreal turn...

 
At 5:56 pm, Blogger baytastic said...

Are they allowed to take games in and wear their own clothes on the last day of term?

Some of them won't be back. I wonder if they have water fights and sign each other's T-shirts.

Or have the kids moved on since I left school? Perhaps I should ask Jane Davidson.....

 
At 6:00 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"Perhaps I should ask Jane Davidson....."

I could ask her if you like. According to MySpace, we are now friends.

 
At 6:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myspace is sooo last year, facebook is the future.

 
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