Did a review yesterday of where we are at with the Welsh political scene at present with Peter Johnson on the BBC's Sunday Edition. A lot of consensus across the parties - including Labour. And this despite the latest volte-face by the Liberal Democrats at Aberystwyth yesterday, when they decided to put the 'yellow' back into the rainbow.
My contention was that there has been a 'seismic shift' in Welsh politics - even if we still have the same name on the First Minister's office door. No-one has been more associated with the 'rainbow coalition' than me - but it was always more a 'mechanism' rather than an 'objective', of which there were two. Firstly, I wanted to destroy the assumption that was in the voter's mind that Wales is a one-party state and that Labour will always be in control. And secondly, I have wanted to change the public perception of my party into a potential party of government in Wales.
Arguably, both of these objectives have been achieved. Firstly, Rhodri Morgan has been forced to acknowledge that he can only govern, courtesy of a cross-party consensus. It is clear that if Labour try any of the arrogant domineering politics that we have grown used to over the last 8 years, he will be toast after all. And secondly, both Plaid and the Lib Dems have formally resolved that they consider the Tories to be a potential coalition partner. In anyone's language, this is a 'seismic shift'.
And I will post on the most sensible response to the Lib Dem's latest gymnastics tomorrow.