Single Party systems always do end up this way

A former special adviser to the Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones, who is facing an independent inquiry over the death of a sacked minister, Carl Sargeant, has claimed that a “toxic” atmosphere of “fear and loathing” existed within the Welsh Labour government.

If elections aren’t going to change anything then the competition has to take place inside the ruling party, without those elections, doesn’t it?

6 comments on “Single Party systems always do end up this way

  1. Seems to have been a bit more than the usual, though:

    ““I’m no shrinking violet when it comes to politics. Prior to moving to Cardiff Bay, I worked as a special adviser to the government chief whip at Westminster. I was fully accustomed to the rough and tumble of politics at the very highest level.

    “But the behaviour of some at the top of the Welsh government was like nothing I’d ever seen before.”

  2. Thus validating the old rule: the less there is to play for in a group, the more viscious the politics. I’ve heard tales about Camra politics (I’m not a member) which make the Claudian family look like Quakers.

  3. Shirley Summerskill said she’d participated in national politics, local politics, medical politics, and church politics. The cleanest was national politics and the dirtiest church politics.

    As for the Taffy FM, his Duty of Care might be about to bite him in the bum.

  4. The way he doubled down with the ‘I still believe I had no choice but to sack him’ struck me as both incredibly inept, uncaring and self-centred. Wonder if he’s that stupid or someone is putting pressure on him to say it

  5. It is earnestly to be hoped that more Labour politicians are hanged, but only after due process of law.

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