I was in a meeting today, talking about on shore wind farms, when one of our number informed us that Plaid Cymru were, generally speaking not in favour of them. My hackles rose. I felt forced to intervene and say that Plaid Cymru were an integral part of the Welsh Government and are therefore totally committed to the desecration of great swathes of the Welsh countryside by covering them with wind farms. None of this nonsense of being against them where it is 'politically convenient', but sort of in favour everywhere else. This doesn't wash. Plaid Cymru are absolutely, totally 100% in favour of hundreds and hundreds of huge wind turbines being erected all over rural Wales.
My view is that Plaid Cymru have been having their cake and eating it for too long. Its really irritating to be involved in a four party discussion to find the Labour Spokesman going first on behalf of the Government, and then the utterly ridiculous position of the Plaid Cymru spokesman going next to comment on it. Ridiculous and anti-democratic. Plaid are cuddled up in a consumated relationship with Labour. They are as one,
And this is going to get more difficult for Plaid. Over the weekend, Cymdeithas yr Iaith were incandesent about Culture Minister, Rhodri Glyn Thomas' decision to limit the Government money going to the launch of the Welsh Language daily paper, Y Byd to a level which will render the newspaper stillborn. And all of this is going to gather pace as it becomes clear that there will be no referendum on law making powers before or at the 2011 Asembly election. Storm clouds are gathering. I wonder if a rainbow might appear out of the rain-laden sky?