Friday, May 11, 2007

Labour will go it alone - temporarily

Back home from hospital and Mrs D is as well as could be expected after her full knee replacement.She was complaining - about the oxygen mask. I was greatly encouraged.

Reflecting on last night's discussion on Radio Cymru on the state of play in coalition discussions. Talks are going on - or at least talks about talks. Rhodri Morgan has held talks with his own AMs - which is a departure from his previous style. A sure sign of weakness. Rhodri is supposed to be talking to the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru. Ieuan Wyn Jones is talking to everyone. Mike German is talking - but we don't know with what authority. And Nick Bourne is saying nought - except that the Rainbow Coalition is still on. And very sensible too.

BBC's political goddess, Betsan asked the 5 of us (one from each party and Elin Expert) what we think will happen.

Carwyn Jones - Rhodri will be First Minister on June 1st - ("I will not answer")Elin Jones - Lib Lab Coalition. (Not if Peter Black has his way).
John Davies - Plaid Labour Coalition. (Think of Huw Lewis' face if this comes off).
Elin Expert - Can't remember. Probably expertly non committal.
Glyn Davies - I reckon its a Labour Minority Government - until a vote of no confidence in Sept/Oct. And then a Rainbow Coalition.

Just take your pick.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really wonder why Huw Lewis is so bitter about anything that is welsh, he hates the language, hates plaid; probably wont eat bara brith or leeks either

Anonymous said...

leighton andrews is the same

Anonymous said...

i hope your right. labour were humiliated and must not be allowed to just carry on

Mike Cridland said...

Glyn:

Could a vote of no confidence in September mean (If there is a Labour government) fresh elections under the new GOW act?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should seriously think of a rainbow coalition.

If no one challenges Gordon Brown for the Labour Party leadership then we in Wales could have a worrying time ahead.

Anonymous said...

I am astonished at the extent to which Huw Lewis appears to be increasingly used by the media. he is one of the less impressive assembly members (and by and large that is REALLY saying something).

Anonymous said...

mike - no, the act makes no provision for new elections in the first 3.5 years

Glyn Davies AM said...

Matt Withers in WoS today is reporting that Plaid and Labour are going to do a deal. Probably post on this.

Eddie Santini said...

"Anonymous said...
I am astonished at the extent to which Huw Lewis appears to be increasingly used by the media. he is one of the less impressive assembly members (and by and large that is REALLY saying something)."

You are a member of Plaid Support Staff. I claim my £10.