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Betsan Powys | 14:33 UK time, Friday, 25 April 2008

Ever got on a train and hoped that guy you know and who's got on it too will leave you alone and not spoil the journey by sitting in the same carriage as you?

Spare a though then for Gordon Brown and David Cameron who found they were both travelling to Wales on the same train this morning.

When they got here, what did they do?

One heads off to Cardiff City Centre to talk to 'ordinary people' before heading off to Barry ('what's occurin Dave?) and the Vale of Glamorgan. The other heads off to look around the
brand spanking new Institute of Life Sciences, part of the School of Medicine at Swansea University. He may have come across 'an ordinary voter' but I didn't spot one myself.

Why? Is there a hint in this quote from a letter that the Labour party locally are distributing in Wrexham?

"All too often local elections become about national politics-what do you think of the Labour Government? However our local problems deserve a true vote on their own merits. We urge those of you planning to vote on polling day not to vote for or against us just because of our central party. "

Don't hold back guys.


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  • 1. At 4:45pm on 25 Apr 2008, BetsansConscience wrote:


    It was a nightmare of a trip! Dave reminded Gordon that he had forgotten 'his roots and let down the working person over the 10p tax mistake, and how on earth could he afford to travel first class given the mess of the economy', then Gordon reminded Dave that he too was in the same carriage, which Dave simply winked and said with a hint of irony that 'that was the beauty of being in opposition' to which Gordon asked could he not see the point that they were travelling in the same direction, and Dave said 'exactly..that was the whole point in New Labour..'; then Gordon looked really puzzled and asked Dave again if he could not see the irony in that they were both headed for Cardiff and that signified devolved politics, and Dave smiled again and simply repeated 'opposition my just do not get it do you?'.

    Then I woke-up. Yes I was not on the same journey as those two this morning, but imagine what I could have said if I was!!!

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  • 2. At 3:12pm on 28 Apr 2008, Negrin wrote:

    I wonder where Cllr Nick Colbourne (Labour, Ruabon North) stands on this advice not to judge Labour on its national performance, especially as he has aspirations to go to Westminster as the next Labour MP for Montgomeryshire.

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  • 3. At 3:50pm on 28 Apr 2008, Negrin wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 4. At 09:30am on 29 Apr 2008, siryfflint79 wrote:

    The Evening Leader received a tip off to this effect but did not find any truth in this rumour and would appreciate not being brought into such public allegations. Any stories we can and want to break will be done on our website or in our paper. Thanks.

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  • 5. At 01:42am on 30 Apr 2008, Llanelliboy wrote:

    "What's occuring, Dave?" has made me laugh like a drain, although as I live in Australia it's been very difficult to explain to my colleagues why it is so funny.

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  • 6. At 10:32pm on 30 Apr 2008, redhedd wrote:

    I'm sure Nicks council leaflet and parliamentary blurb is rock solid bull,as ever!

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  • 7. At 7:31pm on 27 Dec 2008, dennisjunior1 wrote:

    I would hope that the train was running on time....

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