Saturday, May 19, 2007

A week can be a long time in politics

While some in the media start guessing about Cabinet choices others are striking a more cautious note but I would think such junior voices are unlikely to upset any leadership plotting.

Meanwhile it could be an interesting weekend as I understand Labour and Plaid have not suspended communications so dialogue can continue, unlike the suspenders put on by the Lib Dems. Indeed if things don't stack up then the Lib Dems could come racing back to polish off the 19 pages of preparation they made earlier this week.

Award for the most oblique reference goes to Tomos Livingstone for the use of Keyser Soze in explaining the potential rainbow.

Others see some significance in the rainbow, but doubt the stamina.

and so on and so on.

I think a week may still be a long time in politics.........


Cymro said...

Well, I think you and Bethan Jenkins AM were making similar points: just wait and see. The traditional media are being their usual, excitable selves - nothing is final yet so let's just calm down a bit.

That said, there seems to be a general consensus that a rainbow coalition is acceptable if we get a deal that reflects Plaid's policies and ideals. In that case, Labour will need to make Plaid or the Lib Dems a really good offer, if they want to be in government - a referendum for Plaid, free hangliding for OAPs for the Lib Dems.

Martin Eaglestone said...

Just keep Lembit clear of your negotiatiions !

Cymro said...

Indeed, he'd be demanding a full-scale replica of the Lord of the Rings set to be built in Wales. Or maybe the genetic engneering of a hobbit...

Good thing he prefers appearing on topical news quizes to doing his job!