Wednesday, April 25, 2007
More Rainbow Coalition talk.
I see that a lot of people, bloggers inc, are abstaining from any 'coalition talk' until after May 3rd. I'd sort of decided along the same lines. Don't want voters thinking I have become obsessed - not with this anyway. So I was on an NFU 'hustings' panel in Montgomeryshire tonight with Mick Bates, Plaid's David Thomas and Ukip's Bruce Lawson when up jumps a questioner - "Have you boys thought of forming a 'Rainbow Coalition' to force Labour into opposition". And then another joined in. And then another. Not sure that Mick and David knew quite how to handle this - especially when I turned to them both and, smiling engagingly said how much I admired them both and that I thought we could make a very good team who could govern Wales much better than a Labour led coalition. And I didn't want to see Labour propped up by another party. And then, blimey, Bruce from Ukip wanted to join in as well with the two AMs he expects to have after May 3rd. Its amazing what you can achieve with a bit of sweet talk. All right, so I had a job to keep a straight face. But the reality is that there are a hell of a lot of people out there who think it could work. Its only the politicians who lack the b***s and the vision.