Thursday, May 24, 2007

How to build a bridge ?

If Rhodri is elected tomorrow then it is time for deep breath, step back from the intemperate comments, and build some bridges on common issues. Patience, tolerance and perhaps some skills that are not given as much prominence in the battles of election periods.


Alwyn ap Huw said...

Ai! As long as their built of dried old wood that can be easily burned by Labour, probably.

Martin Eaglestone said...

I suppose if made of wood then several people could burn it. That's why it will need buidling with care.

Cymro said...

Tolerance - well, fine. But Labour have little tolerance for the Tories or for "the Nats", as you call us. Plaid are the only party who talked to all comers, don't forget that. But if Labour can learn to tolerate other viewpoints, that can only be a good thing. We have seen for ourselves - PR will lead us to coalition-building, so I suppose we should all start finding common ground. After all, we all aim for a prosperous Wales, even if we differ on the ways to achieve that.

As for patience - I doubt anybody with a functioning brain has patience with the Lib Dem amateurs anymore after turning their backs on talks with anyone - so that is a good place to look for consensus!