Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Welcome Back Alun Cairns.

Member of the National Assembly, Alun Cairns is a very good friend of mine. He's also one of the most able and hard working politicians that I know. It follows that I was very disappointed when there was such a hoohah over a silly, indeed inappropriate comment he made on a Welsh Language radio programme a few months back. It was a very poor attempt at humour, which back fired - despite Alun making an immediate retraction and apology. Upshot was that Alun was suspended as our Parliamentary Candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan, pending internal party consideration of the issue.

Well, I've just been informed that Alun Cairn's has been reinstated as our man to fight the Vale at the next Election. As the cow and the footballer said, I am over the moon. I'm going to open a bottle of wine for us to enjoy with our supper. Last night we celebrated Mrs D winning a £50 voucher for dinner at the Royal Oak in Welshpool at a local fashion show. That brought a little joy into our house. Tonight, I feel that we are flooded with joy. Welcome back Alun.

5 comments:

Gary Price said...

Glyn, Great news, their is no better person to face up to the challenge of representing the people of the Vale, and the same can be said for yourself and Suzy the future Conservative MP's for Montgomershire & Brecon & Radnor respectively?

Anonymous said...

lets be honest there is no way you would bat away alun cairns comments so easily if he was a Labour or plaid politician. it seems casual racism is fine if your a member of the same party Glyn.

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

He should never have been suspended. Political correctness gone mad.... again....

Glyn Davies said...

Gary - Thanks

anon - You have no justification or evidence for this comment, which I duly refute.

Roman - No-one denies it was anything but an inappropriate comment, but the immediate retraction and apology should have ended it. But the BBC decided to give it the full treatment, which led to an inquiry into what happened. It was interesting that soon afterwards, a BBC presenter also made an inappropriate comment on Radio Cymru (which I'm told led to complaints) - but this was not covered by the BBC at all.

Anonymous said...

bumped into suzy today - fantastic woman . thecwhole of mid wales to turn blue at the next election !