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@PeterHain on independents as 'closet Tories' Plaid Cymru source points out Labour is in coalition with Inds in Carms ...
Perhaps Adrian should read the local papers and even a blog or two more often, and then he would not have to rely on a Deep Throat top secret source to winkle out information as sensitive as this.
Meanwhile Meryl's press office appears to be getting ever more desperate to find good news stories to crank out in the run-up to the council elections. The other day the Ministry of Spin put out a story with the following snappy headline:
Support for Carmarthenshire's farming industry from the executive board, Hendy Farm could be kept and offered to new tenant
Wow! What that is actually all about is a small, 103 acre farm near Capel Iwan. In common with most county councils, Carmarthenshire owns a few farms, and once in a blue moon a tenancy will come up. The Executive Board will meet this week in closed session (yes, really) to discuss this matter of national importance. Except that it won't be discussed, because nothing ever is at meetings of the Executive Board. It is clear from the story, complete with quotes from Kevin Madge, that the council will offer the tenancy to someone rather than adopt option B, which would be to sell the farm on the open market.
No doubt the boys at this week's livestock marts across the county will be talking of nothing else, as prayers are offered up to thank Meryl and Kevin for this huge boost to Welsh agriculture.
As the election edges closer, we can expect a lot more of this as the press office gets to work on doing its bit to ensure the Dream Team stays with us for another 5 years (don't forget, Carl Sargeant wants to delay the next council elections until 2017).