Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Seeds of destruction - or a necessary bit of dissent ?

After Ieuan suspended talks with Labour the BBC reported as follows :

"Leanne Wood, Bethan Jenkins, Helen Mary Jones and Nerys Evans said they were against a coalition with the Tories. Leanne Wood said:

"It is with regret that we do not agree with the decision made in our group meeting. We respectfully disagree.

"We fought this election on a platform to deliver a proper Parliament for our nation. A deal with the Conservatives would undermine the chance of delivering that goal."

Helen Mary Jones added there was a clash of values and principles between Plaid and the Tories, and that the AMs who opposed the move had thought "long and hard about making a public statement".

"But, we think it is now right that we seek to convince our members to oppose what we believe would be a mistaken decision," she said.

So it seems the seeds of destreuction for the rainbow may have been sown, or is this just a necessary distraction before bowing to the democratic views of party members this weekend.

Of course it also means some saw Labour's reported 28 page offer as a basis for business, while a majority of the others have the smell of government chairs (do they smell?) in their nostrils.

I suspect a number of phone calls will be made before this weekend's conference votes.

If it doesn't stack up I'd better get another pair of shoes ready for another campaign ahead !.


Cymro said...

Hold it on getting the shoes ready, Martin! This dissenting action was a purely democratic act within Plaid. Plaid is a socialist pparty, so there are some reservations about dealing with the centre-right. My own head is abuzz with those questions.

If Bethan an company decided to voice their doubts, it should be welcomed by all. If we can strike a deal with the Tories that allows us to express our social ambitions, then that is excellent. The four brave women reminded us of that drive for social justice.

Aled said...

Pity the "four brave women" will be outnumbered by the "grab power at any cost brigade"

Shame on PLaid Cymru for even contemplating this grubby deal with the Tories.

And shame on you cymro as a socialist for just having questions about this deal rather than rejecting it outright.

How dare you ever call yourself a socialist again if you remain proud of your party for even thinking of selling the people of Wales down the river in this way