Friday, 8 October 2010

Meet Ed Miliband's 'New Generation' for Wales...

...they're the same as the Old Generation:


Peter Hain, despite not being voted for by his colleagues, returns as Shadow Secretary of State for Rwanda Wales. Neil Kinnock obviously wasn't speaking metaphorically when he said he's got his party back...

17 comments:

Between the Lines said...

Druid, I think your blog is broken, the screen goes a stark orange on this post. I tried other web sites and it's ok, Must be your blog post.
Please rectify as my monitor can't cope :)

Anonymous said...

Peter Hain on the wain, where will it end? If I knew the answer I would tell you, but I don't, and that's difficult. For years we have looked at out politicians as an answer to all out problems, but the problem is that Politicians create more problems, and this is why we are in the state we are in today.
The most cringe worthy moment in Welsh Politics was the 1992, pre-election Labour Party rally Neil Kinnock said: " Comrades. Alright! Alright! Well alright! The thought of it makes me glow from head to toe with embarrassment, and it was the day I realised that our Politicians just don't have a clue what the people in Wales really want.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Hain will get to employ his aged mother (over 80)this time round?

Anonymous said...

Heh, this is how David Jones MP blogs about Hain.

"I must admit to being quietly pleased at the re-appointment of Peter Hain as shadow Welsh Secretary, much as one enjoys the experience of being reunited with a mislaid pair of comfortable, well-worn shoes.

Given, too, that he was Secretary of State for so long, he will be able to continue to offer the House a valuable insight into why it was that, on his watch, Wales became and remained the poorest part of the United Kingdom.

Welcome back, Peter."

Anonymous said...

Peter Hain, a twat of the first order. Neil, a chief saucier of the bisto kids.

Anonymous said...

Proof positive that getting onto the EU gravy train brings great benefits in anti-ageing effects.

Siônnyn said...

I expect this means that we can expect a less than enthusiastic endorsement from London Labour for the YES vote in the referendum - and coded signals to welsh Labour MPS that they will not harm their career prospects in Westminster if they campaign for a NO vote. After all, that was how Kinnock came to prominence in 79!

It will be a pity if Ed Miliband thinks he owes anything to Kinnock for his support in the leadership elections - I'm pretty sure it cost him in the PLP. But I'm sure that Kinnock thinks he is owed a lot!

Anonymous said...

Peter Vain will be joining the two Eagel sisters in the Shallow Cabinet.

Jack Straw is reputed to have said that a number were not up to the job.
As golfers know an Eagle is two under par so that's two of the ones he meant identified then.

The Red Flag said...

Jack Straw is reputed to have said that a number were not up to the job.

It was half of them. Which if true means they are mor able thean the Coalition Cabinet.

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't hit the send button in the early hours Red Flag.

It only causes embarasment. :-)

Anonymous said...

The Chaiman of Anglesey County Council has some press cuttings and
photographs of a young Peter Vain, something to do with a Post Office
he said.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.29
Were you smiling at your own spelling? :-)

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Anon 19:47 - tell us more.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.29
Were you smiling at your own spelling? :-)


Touche. And I was sober!

:-)))))

Richard Sletzer said...

I'm surprised more people in Wales aren't up in arms about being represented in the Labour Shadow Cabinet by a convicted criminal.

Anonymous said...

They are all bloody criminals if you ask me.

The Red Flag said...

10 October 2010 10:29
Anonymous said... You shouldn't hit the send button in the early hours Red Flag.

It only causes embarasment. :-)


Fat fingers, small keyboard actually.

And it's tru. Both the Cabinet and it's shadow show a either a complete lack of talent or a surfeit of failure.