First Welsh Victim of Smeargate?

(Very) early this morning, I was trawling some of the main Welsh blogs and found that the "Welsh Ramblings" website, which has been accused by Labour bloggers of being run by Plaid Cymru staffers, was down and inaccessible.

Is this merely a technical hitch or is it the first victim of the tightening of rules over 'Smeargate'?

Certainly, we have heard nothing for weeks from "Pippa Wagstaff" which was allegedly run by Conservative staffers.

As someone who has always blogged openly under his own name, I have always been uncomfortable with anonymous blogging, especially when it is carried out by those employed by political parties in Wales.

There is a temptation to focus on unsubstantiated gossip and innuendo which, as we saw over the weekend, can lead to trouble.

It also smacks too much of the 'doing their Master's bidding' as in the McBride affair.

If politicians don't have the balls to blog themselves, then their paid employees shouldn't be doing it for them.

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