Thursday, August 25, 2005

Catching up

Well, Natwatch seems to be going from strength to strength, despite the downtime previously noted on this blog.

Unfortunately the promise of reports from Natwatch's correspondence has withered away.

P4P however boasts that despite the efforts of some to shut him down, he still stands proud. Rather ironically he refers to Nats that are "clearly afraid of any sort of scrutiny", whilst having disabled his own comments (and which led to the creation of this blog!).


More leaked memos (which are helpfully posted online) from Plaid Cymru give P4P plenty of ammunition. Who is the mole in PC's Assembly camp? Or is John Dixon correct? Natwatch2 is doubtful.


According to P4P, his idol, Adam Price MP, has been on Islamic news, although that the link provided refers to no such thing. A constituent is quoted as saying "Let's hope he starts spending more time in Carmarthen now", which Natwatch2 finds odd, as Carmarthen town lies outside of Price's constituency. Surely an administrative error?

P4P forgets that Adam Price trebbled his majority in the recent general election, despite his impeach Blair campaign. Is this not an indication of an MP working hard in his constituency?


Again, P4P makes claims but with little to back them up, this time against the SNP, stating that members have been "talking up their chances in the by-election camapign before Mr Cook's funeral".


P4P refers to a post on Normal Mouth, about the Welsh Language Society's call to Welsh speakers not to ofer their services to MI5, who will soon be opening a regional office in Cardiff, because "In the past, MI5 probably worked against us."

Natwatch2 is sure that Elwyn Jones, the esteemed former Conservative MP, has gone on record admitting to having aided MI5 during his Bangor college days in working against the Welsh Nationalists.


P4P still rattles on with the "drunk man sends abusive e-mail to anonymous blogger" story, and informs us that Aled Cottle has a high ranking post with the pressure group Cymuned. Yawn.


Who is Nic Dafis? P4P asks for reader's help in finding out who this scarlet pimpernel of a Nat is. Have they not discovered Google at Natwatch Towers? Natwatch2 will only be too happy to help with any technological issues that they may have.


And finally, P4P has heard the popular rumour of Dafydd Wigley's possible return to front line politics. This has also reached Natwatch2's ears, but will believe it when we see it.


Blogger David Taylor said...

I think it's obvious that P4P knows only too well who Nic Dafis is.

I suspect its all part of their game.

When you look at it beyond face value - the blog is written very cleverly.

I suspect that an awful lot of thought goes in to every post, even the short ones that appear to have come off the top of his/her head.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Nic Dafis said...

Not only does a lot of thought go into each post, but each one is libel checked before it gets posted.

Um, allegedly.

Luckily I'm far too experienced a blogger than to fall into a troll's trap by, say, posting a 2000 word rebuttal on my blog.


1:08 PM  
Blogger Banksy said...


It's sub-Guardian diary rehashes of stuff that, for the most part, has appeared in either the Western Mail, Daily Post, BBC or on other blogs.

Natwatch Towers? Give me strength.

2:15 PM  
Blogger David Taylor said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:18 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

Cut to the quick, David.

Care to post a link to anything you've written?

2:34 AM  
Blogger David Taylor said...

I was only teasing you.

But it didn't come across very well...


6:16 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

Thanks, I realised that from the ;)

But your profile is strangely bereft, whereas most others at least link to their own blog.

Perhaps you're just a bit shy.

6:41 AM  
Blogger David Taylor said...

I don't have a blog!

But I need a profile to comment.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

Kind of my point, David.

10:37 AM  
Blogger David Taylor said...

But neither do you for that matter.

You use your blogger account to publish your weekly column online.

Hardly a "blog" is it?

7:07 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...


Since when do you get to judge what is or isn't a blog?

I use blogger to publish my column on-line because it's an easy way to put it online.

If you'd read the first couple of posts you would see that the reason I did that was that a US firm was archiving the columns and charging for access to them, so I put them up for free.

But my point was that you're quick to criticise others' writing, but apart from your little acid-drop comments, we've yet to see any of your own efforts, if there are any.

2:15 AM  
Blogger David Taylor said...


I am sorry. I was trying to make a joke, it didn't come over very well, I've apologised, and I've removed the comment.

For what it's worth, I do actually enjoy your column, and I commend you for publishing it to stop it being sold. But I still wouldn't call it a blog!

7:32 AM  
Blogger Banksy said...

Fair enough, David.

I probably don't use it in the same way as blogs such as this and others. So in that sense, no it isn't a blog.

Like I said, it's just a means of publishing the column online and opening it up for comment by others.

Even if they do find Natwatch more entertaining...;)

7:49 AM  
Blogger Nic Dafis said...

david taylor: I don't have a blog!

You're too modest. Your old blog is still cached by Google. You shouldn't have stopped, it looks like you had a real flair for it.

11:21 AM  

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