Thursday, July 21, 2005


Price4President finaly picks up on the Western Mail's story on Leanne Wood's memo.

This, of course, is music to NatWatch's ears. Unfortunately, there are not many details about the memo's contents, and PC are unsurprisingly tight lipped about it.

Natwatch2 is surprised to say the least, given Ms Wood's socialist leanings.

However, I have heard rumours that it was written before Ms Wood was in full grasp of the facts with regard to the spending public funds on casework/party political work.

True to form, Price4President does manage to distort at least one point. He states that:
...she and former nat AM Geraint Davies relied on confidential casework details when election canvassing. Such information may well be subject to data protection law.
But the article states that of the 2500 cases that Geraint Davies dealt with during his time as an AM:
A very small proportion of those people indicated that they would be voting Plaid Cymru in telephone canvassing.
"Relied on confidential casework details", as opposed to phoning up his clients and ex-clients and asking how they would vote?

Now, from my (limited) knowledge of the Data Protection Act, this kind of use of data is not a breach.

But I digress.

For once, Price4President may have a point. But I think that more should be known before a full blown Nat bashing session starts. In any case, the BBC has Leanne Wood bravely stating:
I have absolutely nothing to hide, so I welcome any inquiry into the expenses system. However, such an inquiry shouldn't be confined to regional assembly members. All AMs, MPs and MEPs' expense accounts should be examined.
Does any one have a copy of the memo? Send it to the address on the right so we can make an informed judgment.


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