The Western Mail today is running the story that Baroness Sian could be elevated to the House of Lords as one of Plaid's first nominees after they finally decide to nominate to the Upper House. As much as I would derive enjoyment from such an elevation, regrettably I just cannot see it happening.
I'm told by one who is in the know that Plaid could 'qualify' for three nominations - and there are three obvious candidates. Firstly there is he of the dark brown voice who would be able to resume the dual of the Dafydds which has given us all such pleasure over the years, from the red benches. And then there is Lord Elfyn Llwyd. I recall being the host of a dinner in Newtown soon after Dafydd Elis Thomas took the ermine, where Elfyn was present as the newly elected MP. I wonder if he remembers me congratulating him on becoming an MP - and wishing him a successful period of office until he too became drawn by the attraction of the red benches. Everyone laughed. Well as Bob Monkhouse used to say to those who had doubted his ability to become a successful comedian, "They're not laughing now."
But who is to be the third new Plaid peer of the realm. Sorry Sian, but it has to be Laura McAllister. She always talks so much sense and is admired by politicians of other parties - well me anyway. So there we are - Lord Wigley, Lord Elfyn and Lady Laura. And if Labour elevate Sue Essex, Wales will have a terrific presence in the House of Lords