Welsh Labour Manifesto in 12 Words

Ban stuff.

Children.

Free stuff.

Pensioners.

Mobile Mammas (??).

More of the same.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 9:28 am,

18 Comments:

At 9:52 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the problems is that Wales has too many mobile pappas who cause the problem in the first place.

 
At 11:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup that's it. Bribes and gimmicks.

Huw

 
At 12:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mobile Mammas (??).

Check out the Austrian scheme Mobile Mamies -private/social enterprise employing loads of people in childcare.

 
At 1:06 pm, Blogger hedd said...

Oes gyda ti ddolen uniongyrchol at y Maniffesto? Dim ond llwyth o 'mini-manifesto' sydd ar wefan Llafur:

http://welshlabour.wordpress.com/manifesto/

 
At 1:19 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

Dim un sydd ar gael yn gyhoeddus eto. Sori.

Updating websites doesn't appear to be among Welsh Labour's strengths.

 
At 1:33 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

Labour manifesto
like crappy haiku
on bog roll

 
At 1:53 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mobile mamies employing loads of people in Austria. Not according to the OECD it doesn't.In Austria women are expected to take time off to look after their children. Less than 10% of Austrian children are in child care on a full time basis. Hardly surprising given the Child care benefits which have been paid on top of family allowance since 2002 to all Austrians below a certain income until the child is 30 months old. This amounts to about 20 euros a day with single parents also eligible to another 6 euros a day. The Austrians realise that the key to a child's future lies with that child being able to stay with its parents and not shipped off to someone else. It's real child care not another gimmick which hasn't been thought through.

 
At 2:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not according to the OECD

whats that got to do with a company employing people ?
Check out the web site at source or google it for primary information

 
At 2:49 pm, Blogger Ted Jones said...

The real interesting thing is that Labour are trying to copy Plaid.

free universal childcare v mobile mammas
£5k first home grants v £450m social housing
raising the eeducation bar v more apprentice placements
7 4'07 - eleven for eleven

i suppose when you are as clueless as Labour you have no alternative but to copy you nearest rival.

 
At 3:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people are employed by these social enterprises given that most Austrians look after their own children? The OECD produces reports on various social and economic aspects of mamber states. The trouble with the Labour party is that it is in the words of Lenin more interested in slogans than programmes. Anyone involved in this activity will have to be CRB checked and they should also have some sort of training. It's another free breakfast fiasco in the making. That was thought up after Rhodri had visited the Rhondda and announced before civil servants had worked out the logistics. The new gimmick suggests that someone has been to Vienna for their vacation. What next free sacher torte for the workers?

 
At 4:13 pm, Blogger hedd said...

The manifesto is now available online at: http://welshlabour.wordpress.com/manifesto/

Diflas iawn...

 
At 5:25 pm, Blogger sanddef said...

hedd said...
The manifesto is now available online at: http://welshlabour.wordpress.com/manifesto/

Diflas iawn...



Even worse than Paint Drying The Movie III: Return Of The Undercoat

 
At 7:52 pm, Anonymous daran said...

Very harsh. I thought it read quite well and was quite meaty in parts - the transport, health and social justice sections seemed especially robust. I know it's not fashionable to say anything broadly supportive of Welsh Labour on blogs without hiding behind anonymity, but I felt someone ought to!

The thing I was most pleased by though was that Labour had produced more ideas for legislation through the new process. It struck me back in November when the pre-manifesto was produced that the party which had devised the new Assembly Measure system seemed more reluctant than anyone else to demonstrate its workability by suggesting measures or Orders in Council. That now seems to have changed.

 
At 8:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you think thats bad look at this:

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/torydiary/2007/04/a_jones_that_sh.html

 
At 8:57 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

Who's being harsh?

I was just summing up for the benefit of those who'd rather not read a whole manifesto of an evening.

'More of the same' might just as well be the Labour motto. It's not doing them a disservice to report that they're telling people to 'vote for their free prescriptions'.

Most of the first two pages are Labour achievements which will 'remain', not the new measures you talk about.

 
At 8:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same Daran who used to work for the Labour party?

 
At 10:10 am, Anonymous daran said...

I never worked for the Labour Party. The only "political" job I ever had was National Organiser of Yes for Wales, the cross-party campaign.

I've thought about blogging favourable comments re the other party manifestos too, as there are plenty of plus points on each of them, but this is the first time I've stepped into the breach. I did so because I thought contributors were being unduly harsh on the Labour manifesto which is better than some of the spiky assertions suggested. For the record, Betsan Powys felt it had "a lot of detail" too.

 
At 4:18 pm, Anonymous brown owl said...

re. the tory diary..

"No need to worry that the survey was London only. Where London leads politically the rest of the country usually follows"

another reminder of why we don't vote tory in Wales.

wankers

 

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