ADAM PRICE detected a wind of change in Welsh politics.
Or so he said in the televised leader’s debate this week.
The wind of change Cadno detected was more like a sorry reminder that doner kebabs and Brains Bitter do not a happy morning after make.
RT Davies blustered and flailed like an octopus in a blender.
Mark Drakeford displayed all the passion of the husband in Victoria Wood’s song ‘Barry and Freda’. HERE
Adam Price lifted up his eyes to the hills and preached to the choir.
There is nothing worse Cadno can say about Jane Dodds than she performed as Cadno expected.
And there was Richard Suchorzewski. Watching him was like watching a chimp explain the laws of thermodynamics.
The last two leaders listed above are an electoral irrelevance.
Abolish stands no chance of winning a constituency and hopes Plaid does well so it can sneak in on the lists.
The LibDems had one MS in the last government, albeit a Cabinet Minister, which was fewer than UKIP managed.
The BBC should have dumped them in with the other party leaders on iPlayer and let the big three have at each other with a will.
The spice is always taken out of debates between the Senedd leaders because, no matter what game they and their parties talk up, Labour is always the biggest party. It hoovers up seats along the M4 corridor and into the Valleys of South Wales.
Labour is politically irrelevant to large swathes of Wales, where it holds no councils. The party elects not a single constituency Senedd member west or north of Llanelli.
It’s only remembered North Wales exists this time around because of the beating it took there in December 2019 and its fears of losing a couple of constituencies to the Conservatives.
Labour has thrown the kitchen sink at North Wales. Whether voters are attracted to the party by being beaten over the head with an item of kitchen equipment will only be found out after next Friday’s count.
Labour has held power in Wales for twenty-two years. Its policies for this election primarily involve trying to fix things it’s mucked up over the last two decades.
Housing. Education. Health. Mental Health. Opportunities for the young. Training. Re-training. Helping create long-term and secure jobs in the private sector. Transport. Broadband.
The best you can say about Labour’s pitch is that it doesn’t know what bunch of bastards are responsible for the last twenty-odd years of governing Wales, but you can rely on it to sort out the mess they’ve left behind.