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17th September 2009

Quote Hain, get baloney…

Despite it being probably the least successful election slogan in history, vote Plaid get Tory is yet again being wheeled out this morning by Peter Hain in a letter in the Guardian. This was Labour’s ace in the hole in 2007 and Peter even tried to give it added strength by ruling out a Labour-Plaid coalition without even squaring it first with Rhodri. When a senior Labour source (which judging by the silence from his campaign manager, it’s now pretty safe to assume was leadership favourite Carwyn Jones) revealed Labour was actively considering a post-election pact with Plaid after all, the game was up.

This time Peter is accusing me of a secret plan to join a Tory minority administration. Next he”ll say I’m planning to come round and measure up the curtains in Gwydir House. So let me set the record straight, for the avoidance of doubt. There are no circumstances ever where I would join an administration led by the Conservative and Unionist Party. Print this out and keep.

Perhaps Peter could return the favour and say if Labour would veto nationalists round the Cabinet table – even if that would be the only way to keep the Tories out.

Probably what is really riling Peter is that Plaid with just three MPs is doing a better job at holding the Tory Government-in-waiting to account than Labour in Wales is doing with almost ten times as much.

3 Responses to “Quote Hain, get baloney…”

  1. masaryk says:
    September 17th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    The other danger for Labour is that some people may take this slogan literally. In the general election, with a large UK-wide swing against Labour, Plaid could collect the anti-Labour vote.

  2. Tory free Wales says:
    September 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    But will you also rule out a pact with the tories that stops short of serving in their administration

  3. alanindyfed says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Can anybody take that man Peter Hain seriously.Would anyone buy a used car from him? You are right – he is baloney personified. Hopefully he will be swept away by a Plaid candidate at the next general election! Perhaps a collection could be started to purchase an air ticket for him – to Cape Town post-haste!

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