Sunday, 13 September 2009

A truly inclusive party!

There were some interesting quotes by some influential politicians at Plaid Cymru's conference:

Ron Davies in a Plaid workshop on Thursday..."WE"

IWJ's speech to conference on Friday..."We on the left" not words normally associated with "a county solicitor."

Adam Price's address on Saturday..."Conservatives with a small c" referring to the acceptability of David Melding and his small c conservatism.

Dafydd Iwan's closing speech...can't remember the exact words but praise for Ron Davies.

So we are ideologically still a broad based party then? MOF/HRF and Cynical Dragon will be pleased.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the conference theme was Think Different, what Adam Price says most certainly does that, but does think different mean reducing the amount of Welsh used in Conference or as Dafydd Iwan said about using Bob Dylan's music at Conference rather than the ample music we produce ourselves. By trying to be different aren't Plaid becoming more like the mainstream parties. What differenciates Plaid's stage management and themed music to what you will hear at any party political conferences. You say think different but what you are saying in reality is appear the same or more of the same.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I'm grateful to Betsan Powys for the full quote on David Melding,
"Join us, David the water's warm ... You're living proof that it is possible to be Welsh and a small 'c' conservative".

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Comment on Facebook by Paul Sambrook:

I'd say that Marxists to Social Democrats is pretty broad. But then Plaid goes much further than that.

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Comment on Facebook by Paul Sambrook:

All I can say is that you are not describing the people I know in Plaid. I'm not into naming names sorry, but I can think of a very broad range of opinions amongst those whom I know within the party. The fact that Plaid believes in community socialism is hardly a sudden swing to the left - its been written into the party constitution for decades, ... Read morebut we have a pragmatic, not prescriptive approach and I love the way the party allows individuals and branches to contribute to a free and ongoing debate about our direction. Tell me, what vehicle does a "true Welsh nationalist" imagine will deliver freedom for our nation, based on decent, democratic values? Llais Gwynedd? Lib Dems? Tories? Labour? BNP? Tooting Popular Front? UKIP? None of the above? There is only one home for those who want Welsh national freedom and espouse the values of internationalism and tolerance. And it is a party that is growing and broadening its appeal all the time. We still "do it for Wales"!!

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