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Friday, May 18, 2007

Has Rhodri Got the Authority to Deliver a Deal?

A major development with the Lib Dems braking off all negotiations with Labour. Rhodri Morgan is now on the brink, if he doesn’t form a government he is dead in the water. The question is does he have the power to deliver a deal that would satisfy Plaid demands? If not, it looks like Labour will be in opposition before the end of the month.

For Plaid, politics has always been about the greater good of the country. If the politics of the party was about power then we would already have a rainbow government. The fact that there are still two possible outcomes is testament to the fact that Plaid are still trying to see if they can deliver the best deal for the people of Wales.

The question is does Rhodri have the authority to deliver? It seems that the vultures are circling within his own party, and there is little doubt that certain elements in the Labour party want to force a rainbow coalition to shore up their own position whilst also ‘vindicating’ their disastrous electoral strategy.

4 comments:

Geraint said...

The truth is out there......

Che Grav-ara said...

It is certainly true that people like Huw Lewis and Leighton Andrews would love to force a rainbow coalition to give their negative election strategy some sort of justification, even if it did lead to their worst result in modern history.

It is a shame that whilst Plaid are examining all options and trying to do whats best for the people of wales (as you have noted) some factions of the Labour party have been lobbying for their own post-rhodri positions as a main priority and their constituents as a secondary!

Geraint said...

IF it was Huw Lewis and Leighton Andrews, and IF that did get out, their leadership campaign would be derailed, the Unions and Labour membership would not want them leadering the Welsh party and would vote against them. IF that is the case...

Ted Jones said...

Thanks for the comments guys. From the noises I am getting there is nothing on the table from Labour. If there's no movement then the end result is somewhat inevitible.