Plaid Cymru pulls Queen Mum Web spoof

Star Wars Yoda dressed as departed Royal

Plaid Cymru has apologised for poking fun at the late Queen Mother and local residents on one of its Web sites.

A site run by activists from the South Merthyr and Rhymni branch of the Welsh nationalist party contained a "a photograph of Star Wars character Yoda dressed as the Queen Mother", the Western Mail reports.

The image appeared as a "Memorial Photo" under a section labelled "In Memory: The Queen Mam". Heaping insult to injury, another part of the site featured a disfigured union flag under the banner "Stuff the Jubilee".

And there's more.

Another section, called the Gurnos Estate Olympic Bid, contained a spoof article labelling members of the deprived estate as drunks and crooks.

A spokeswoman for the Plaid Cymru branch told the Western Mail that offending sections of the site had been removed and apologised for any offence caused. ®

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