I thought Welsh Labour met in better heart than many may have anticipated. I also detected a business like purpose in identifying weaknesses, open debate and an aim of moving the Party forward.
I wonder how we should view the prospects of our One Wales partners as they prepare for their conference in March? Like Labour they will no doubt focus on the approaching elections, and no doubt name the list of councils they aim to win. I anticpate lots of references to Scotland and detailing of issues for the Constitutional Commission. The platform will proclaim the historic step of being in Government and defend/promote decisions of the One Wales government.
Yet I somehow feel there will be a different edge to the fringe. Y Byd, Llais Gwynedd, no rapid action on a Language Act and words of doubt on the timing of the referendum on a constitution will all give grassroots activists plenty to mull over, moan about and make trouble.