On the move
So there we have it.
Plaid's National Council members (minus 18) went home happy on Saturday, especially since a sharp-eyed party man had ripped down a home-made poster stuck to the gate before they all drove past it. Scrawled on it were the words:
It wasn't as professionally produced as Plaid's election poster - Kick Labour into touch. It made the point though.
But the Plaid party faithful who came to Pontrhydfendigaid didn't really need to see it. They know what the challenge is: to prove that this deal can deliver the kind of change and boost to public services that the electorate wanted; to prove too that Plaid aren't the only losers in four years' time. The Conservatives form the official opposition which is what they'd aimed for from the start and Labour to get another chance to prove to the voters of Wales that they can and do listen. Plaid must make their mark early.
Which brings me to the cabinet. I'm off to London today but if you want to post your well informed guesses/wild stabs in the dark as to who's out and who's in, you're very welcome. Three and a half jobs for Plaid? Yes (ish) we're told but expect some surprises.
Meanwhile the Tories and the Lib Dems are on the move. Literally. The new enlarged Tory group, that I keep spotting walking around the Senedd as if they're on tour, want to 'cluster together'. That's an euphemism for 'hoy Lib Dems we want your offices'. The Lib Dems have decided, wisely, to pick their battles. Jenny Randerson says the cardboard boxes are arriving next week.