Friday, 25 January 2008

Snub to Wales?

Gordon Brown is in Davos today at the World Economic Forum - a chance to tick off another "cities I've visited" on the tripadvisor section of his Facebook profile.

Switzerland today, India and China last week, Iraq before Christmas, Scotland for the four-hour summer holiday, Lisbon for that brief Treaty signing, Kabul to rally the troops, Washington, Gloucestershire for the floods.

Have I left anywhere out? Possibly. There's one corner of the UK that the PM who stresses Britishness has yet to visit during his 7 months in the job.

Monmouth Tory MP David Davies has been thinking along similar lines - here's his parliamentary question and the Prime Minister's reply.

David Davies: To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has visited (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Liverpool and (d) London since his appointment.

Gordon Brown: A list of my UK visits will be published in the usual way following the end of the financial year.

The financial year ends at the beginning of April, by when Mr Brown may have found time to visit Wales. Despite the departure of Peter Hain, the PM is still expected at the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno next month.


Bored of Politicians said...

Never thought i would agree with David Davies but Gordon Brown's snub to Wales isn't only not visiting but appointing Paul Murphy as Secretary of State, worth digging deeper if you have the time, but what do we expect when he is loosing touch in Scotland and England as well.

Maybe we ought to be renaming Welsh Labour MP's the Self Preservation Society cos that's all they are doing at the moment and putting Wales needs at he back of the que yet again. Will we never learn.

Anonymous said...

When has any UK prime minister regarded Wales.
Blair ,Thatcher,Major - they see no point. If they dont want our vote they dont come