Sunday, May 20, 2007

Shooting ourselves in the foot ?

Menaiblog rounds off a comment with the following statement

"Your behaviour before the election, during the election & since the election might well turn out to have rather a higher price than you expected".

Who knows, perhaps some heavy handed comments have been made as people reflected on the effect of Labour's reduced seats and some did not sound like overtures too partnership.

However it will remain a significant few days because once the "rainbow" firm up any preliminary understanding as a more formal agreement then the political dynamics will change for a very long time.

However in response to menaiblog it sems the price to be paid is the Tories back in power, and that will be thanks to Plaid.

However a week remains a long time in polticis.......


Cymro said...

Martin, I think you're over-simplifying a bit here. There are few people who can deny that the 80s and early 90s were a bit of a disaster for most working people. Even the Tory frontbenches in Westminster are making those noises and changing their party.

The Tories will always be on the centre-right, I'm sure - but I doubt they'll ever go back to the bad old days. People just won't accept that now - one good thing you can credit to Blair is shifting the centre-ground leftwards - so the Tories must change to make themselves electable.

I appreciate what you are saying, but I don't think you can define the battle as being between New Labour 2007 and Tories 1987. Yes, there are a few old toads still in the Tory party, as there may be a few die-hard communists left in the Labour Party, but generally, the lepoard can change its spots, if you give it time to do so.

And the Tories have had 10 years in the cold to do that!

Martin Eaglestone said...

I accept a point well made that 2007 is not 1987.

But even so I am still feel there will be a price to pay in due course if Plaid opt for power (however attractive that lure currently is) with the Tories.

Fine when the sun shines on the "rainbow", but what about the rainy days when the rainbow can't be clearly seen ? (if that makes sense !)

And how will activists feel when Hague (remember him) pops up on TV taliking about the Tories return to pwer in Wales. Now that is worth a main blog !