Thursday, December 11, 2008

All go...

Its been hectic recently, so apologies for not taking the time to up-date my blog. Between the PBR, the Queen's Speech, Christmas shopping, a few parties and just basically life, I haven't had much time to sit down and write. But having had many messages sent to me, I feel duty bound to report some Lembit news. As you may have read elsewhere, since its all over the blogs, Mr Opik has started writing a weekly column for the Daily Sport.

Now, I'm all for making politics more relevant and trying different ways to get political news across to people. But, honestly now, how many people actually read and take notice of what's said in the Daily Sport? I thought its main appeal was its crazy stories and nude pictures. Please correct me if I'm wrong. If he truly wanted to influence people, then the best tabloid to go for would of course be the Sun.

Personally, I think he really needs to take good hard look at himself and re-think the way he's operating within the media. He needs to think why he was defeated in the recent internal Presidential race. He also needs to think why his constituents are turning against him if he really is that great at connecting with 'real people'.

The truth is, Lembit Opik is totally out of touch with people. Yes, he's high profile but for all the wrong reasons. He's not doing himself or even politics itself any favours in the way he conducts himself as a public figure. Will the people of Montgomeryshire be glad that their MP is writing for the Daily Sport? I doubt it. They are the people he should be thinking of and putting first. Its a shame for them that he seems to prefer promoting himself rather than them.

5 comments:

Dewi Harries said...

He's behaving very strangely. A mid life crisis perhaps. Perhaps his Daily Sport column is his medium for engaging with Osama. Glyn Davies must be favourite now.

Heledd Fychan said...

Its a mid life crisis that's lasting a bit too long now! And I won't comment on Glyn Davies being favourite - let's wait and see who Plaid's candidate will be... Also, we have to remember that Lembit does have a huge majority at the moment. Will be very difficult for anyone to actually beat him, unless of course his vote completely collapses. Plus, it very much depends on when the next election will be.

Che Grav-ara said...

I see in today's Western Mail he took part in the annual Santa 4.5mile race. But on a scooter! Totally defying the point!

Heledd Fychan said...

I know! Fair play to him for dressing like Santa, but the scooter... I was really tempted to try and post the picture up on this blog. He just keeps on giving us ammunition to make fun of him...

David Thomas said...

The crisis of unemployment in Llanfyllin [the largest factory, Stadco - still known locally as Saltofix - is planning to lay off 66% of its workers in April] is likely to show Lembit up for the lightweight and, frankly, powerless politician he is. People no longer take him seriously because, sadly, he seems to turn the gravitas on and off at will. He tends to misjudge the mood so often these days that he digs a hole for himself making one flippant remark to cover for the previous one. Glyn Davies and Nerys Evans are considered the politicians who empathise with the people and can actually get things done