Glyn rage therapy
There are encouraging signs today that the 'dodgy donor' stunt is strangling itself with its own hysteria.
BBC Wales were orgasmically thrilled by the news that Peter Hain was involved. In spite of yards of coverage, no-one could explain what he had done wrong, who was hurt and why it was a scandal. The Vox Pop in Neath expressed strong support for Peter. What crime had he committed ? No-one really knew.
Unseated AM Glyn Davies exploded with anger on his blog today . "Absolutely bloody outrageous' was his considered judgement on a phone-in I did with him yesterday on Post Prynhawn. That's because the tone of the programme did not follow the sanctimonious malign humbug of the Daily Mail who are leading the feeding frenzy. Poor Glyn is woefully unaware of the sins of Ashcroft. Michael Brown and the Midlands Industry Council.
The BBC kindly allowed me to spread similar balm in English on Good Morning Wales and on the Jeremy Vine show today. Things went well, I thought. Although Rhun did keep interrupting my interruptions. He gave up in the end and allowed me to escalate into hyper-rant.
On Radio two, I was linked with the pleasant SNP MP who stated the Cash for peerages witch hunt. The interviewer (not Vine today) warmed to the idea that dragging police in to settle political scores is not the most sensible use of their time.
There was plenty of time to discuss practical alternatives to party dependence on donors. I asked Angus if he thought Plaid should be reported to the Police for their mis-use of the Communication Allowance.
My health dip last week did leave me with a few fleeting moments of lassitude. This week has been wonderful. Topping up my stock of indignation at these moronic frenzied bullies is very bracing and extremely therapeutic.
Things can only get better. After a few insubstantial revelations that will bore the public rigid, it will be time to launch the counter attack with a banner emblazoned with the word ASHCROFT
In Newport City Centre today, ACCENT will seeking signatures for the Democrcy Day petition. The EDM now has 24 very significant MP backers>
That this House believes that the pioneering sacrifices of those who
sowed the seeds of British democracy should be celebrated with a new
Bank Holiday on the Monday nearest to 4th November, the anniversary of
the killing of more than 20 Chartist insurgents in Newport in 1839,
recalling other significant events in the history of the Suffragettes
(1903) and the Putney debates (1647); and calls for a fresh
appreciation of the value of the courage and vision of past generations
in order to defend, promote and develop Britain's democratic
Flynn, Paul Francis, Hywel Hopkins, Kelvin Corbyn, Jeremy Davies, Dai Vis, Rudi Challen, Colin Efford, Clive Williams, Betty Pope, Greg Foster, Michael Jabez Hancock, Mike McDonnell, John Caton, Martin
Morden, Jessica Simpson, Alan Williams, Stephen Cryer, Ann Austin, John Anderson, David Jenkins, Brian
Etherington, Bill Burgon, Colin Galloway, George
Intriguing behaviour from a sparrow who inhabits my small front garden.
He has a mirror fetish. He spends his time communicating with his reflection in the rear window or on the wing mirrors. Sometimes he pecks at his reflection. Mostly he stares at it quizzically titling his puzzled head from left to right. Occasionally there is flurry of wing-flapping at the mirrors.
Is this normal behaviour? Is he a Newport mutant? Anyone know? Is there a strain of narcissus sparrows ?
Red Dragons rampant.
A host of new designs are on offer for a dragon addition to the Union Jack. Here are the best.