Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Euro democracy, Labour style

"Labour has announced its lists of candidates for the European Parliament elections next year. There will now be an OMOV ballot of Party members in each region to rank the candidates. " (Labour List, yesterday)

How much choice did the ordinary Welsh Labour member have in placing Derek Vaughan, Jayne Bryant, Christina Rees and Alex Thomas on the list in the first place? How influential were the public sector trade unions in the appointments?

However, it would be churlish not to congratulate Neath Port Talbot councillor (for Rhos) Alex Thomas on his recognition by Labour HQ.

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