Aneurin Glyndwr – an Obama moment for Welsh Labour

27th March, 2009 12:11 pm

Wales mosaic

By Peter Hain

I want to tell you about an exciting new Labour-supporting website I am launching with Eluned Morgan MEP and Alun Davies AM.

As you may have just seen on BBC Wales Dragon’s Eye programme, AneurinGlyndwr.com promises to be a daily must-check website for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on in Wales.

It is a brighter kind of blog, a rare commentary in the digital age that is not mired in the pettiness and nastiness of many other blogs in Wales and elsewhere. To prove the point, its launch includes a new You Tube video giving a familiar song a new twist. ‘Why, why, why?‘ penned by Eluned Morgan MEP, is light-hearted look at the choice at June’s European elections. The blog is the new digital voice of Labour supporters in Wales, and ‘Why, Why, Why?’ certainly makes it sing.

Our aim is to build a network of progressive people who are interested in politics, but are not obsessed with it. That is the one danger of blogging, it can become the preserve of a self-appointed elite. We already have the core activists, what we need to do now is reach out and mobilise the millions of people who, although they might never go to a Labour Party meeting, will work hard to stop the Tories getting into power again.

And we’re looking for contributors – we want to hear from Labour-minded people from across Wales who would like to get involved, from elected politicians to grassroots activists. Click here to register your details, and we’ll be in touch.

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