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Monday, June 18, 2007

The Lib Dem Farce Keeps on Rolling

Mike German has been hitting the airwaves all weekend saying that unless Plaid commit to a rainbow deal they are going to restart negotiating with Labour - conveniently forgetting we only are where we are ‘cause they suspended negotiations with Labour in the first place. Let's be honest, a return to Lib – Lab negotiations would be farcical. German's actions is the political equivalent of a baby throwing his toys out of the pram.

I wouldn’t put anything passed the Labour party, reneging on any Red – Green deal is obviously a distinct possibility. However it would alienate the significant proportion of their support that want to see advancement on the constitutional question.

Some would argue that Plaid should cut their losses and do a rainbow deal now to make sure they are not left with nothing. An alternative view is that the actions of the Lib Dems are tantamount to blackmail, and why would you want to spend the next four years with a bunch of charlatans holding a gun to your head?

4 comments:

Geraint said...

As I mentioned on my blog, I believe this is an attempt by Mike German to try and split Plaid and Labour from each other and prevent a Red-Green Deal. Mike German has no power to decide on re-opening talks with Labour, and he is an outgoing leader this year.

To me this is clearly an attempt by to try and kill a Red-Green deal, while they have no intention of doing a deal with Labour. Neither Party should be fool enough to fall for the Lib Dems ploy.

Seneddwr said...

"and why would you want to spend the next four years with a bunch of charlatans holding a gun to your head?"

So that's a no to any deal with Plaid, eh, Ted? ;-)

sulf said...

Bring back the Mab Darogan.

Ted Jones said...

So that's a no to any deal with Plaid, eh, Ted? ;-)

The way I see it Plaid have negotiated themselves into a very strong position. They are the only party able to operate on a bilateral dynamic at the momment until they are happy they have the right deal.