A Welsh weekly has turned to a bawdy British film franchise for inspiration for its latest front page.
The Carmarthen Journal took influence from the Carry On comedy series for yesterday’s splash, which reported on the Labour Party group at Carmarthenshire Council choosing its new leader – who has since been rumoured to be under threat from a further coup.
Former Labour leader Kevin Madge was voted out at his party’s annual general meeting last week, with Jeff Edmunds taking the helm.
The authority’s Independent councillors, with whom the party had been in coalition since 2012, formed a new alliance with Plaid Cymru’s representatives two days later.
As the Local World-owned Journal went to press this week there was further speculation two other councillors may be plotting to relieve Mr Edmunds of his new role – just eight days after he had taken it on.
A mock film poster featuring various figures involved in the saga provided the main image for the front page, pictured above, while the accompanying story’s introduction also borrowed the classic Kenneth Williams quote from 1964’s Carry On Cleo: “Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!”
Journal editor Emma Bryant said: “A week is a long time in politics as we all know, but here in Carmarthenshire 24 hours could be more accurate.
“Carmarthenshire Council has resembled a Carry On film over the past seven days with councillors in and out of roles — changes of leadership and questions over what next for the authority.
“We wanted to reflect the goings on in a way our readers could connect with – and what better way than taking inspiration from the comedy classic that is Carry On.
“The Kenneth William’s quote ‘Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!’ summed up the goings-on perfectly too.”