Sunday, 22 May 2016

Although a strong believer in Progressive Alliance in UK and Welsh politics I voted against!

I voted No because of the way it had all been orchestrated and the hypocrisy of the situation party members were being asked to support!

I am still reflecting on yesterday's ‪#‎WelshLibDems meeting. Some 100 people out of a membership of around 3000 present! That is No endorsement at all ! Truth is only the 'fan club' were present!!
Nevertheless a crucial decision taken. I voted against not because‪  ‎Kirsty Williams is  joining a Wales Labour cabinet - in fact as a former Labour MP and social democrat it is good news. Being a believer in a‪#‎progressivealliance in UK and Welsh politics
I voted against because of the hypocrisy of the situation party members were being asked to support!
Just hear this:-
'17 years of continuous Labour Government and they have failed to even get the basics right'
There's more -
Don't blame devolution because the Welsh Government hasn't delivered; don't blame devolution that the people's voices remain ignored; don't blame devolution for 16 years of falling standards'
Kirsty last few weeks!!
Truth is the Welsh Liberal Democrats is a party struggling with its organisation, strategy identity and future. Yesterday over four hours of debate doubt if the name Liberal Democrat was used half a dozen times – but ‘Liberal’ whether as an individual, organisation and values and policies mentioned endlessly. I thought I was back in the Liberal Party of the 1970’s! That is where we are now in electoral terms too!
Good AMs lost their seats, up to 20 staff made redundant BUT never mind one person came shining through. I am greatly saddened over the state of the party.

The remorseless pursuit and implementation of the ' Cult of personality' politics and strategy for over a decade has brought the Welsh Lib Dems to this point I am afraid.