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Monday Monday

Betsan Powys | 16:48 UK time, Monday, 26 November 2007

NO cabinet meeting today

NO Ieuan Wyn Jones who's off in India.

NO Lib Dem briefing because Mike German has a prior engagement.

NO interviews with Alun Davies AM tomorrow morning after all, though they were planned. But unless he manages to intercept the Electoral Commission's postbag tomorrow, there will be a letter in it from him accusing Plaid Cymru of "fraudulent and illegitimate activities" during the election campaign and attacking them for 'stealing' the election from the people of Wales. Rumours of an almighty row upstairs and what you may like to call 'further cracks in the coalition'. Now then. Interviews arranged this morning; cancelled half an hour ago. What exactly is the time difference between Cardiff and India?

NO cracking story for our programmes of how Peter Hain, in his role as Work and Pensions Secretary, is planning to force unskilled jobless benefits claimants into training when they've been out of work for six months ... because that'll be in England only.

Tory MP David Davies (the one who is NOT the Shadow Home Secretary) is NOT a Tory twit or at least the Independent report that the New Statesman have accepted that he did NOT brandish a taser gun for the GMTV cameras last year "while his smiling family tucked into their cornflakes". He says he does NOT mind "this Tory twit nonsense" but did mind the weapon waving stuff. Someone will be relieved he's settled for an apology.

I'm NOT being told who's in the running for the Plaid Cymru seats in the House of Lords but get the impression they're keen on having a Baroness as well as a Lord or two. How does Baroness Jarman of Mountain Ash East sound? Or Baroness Davies of South Wales West?

But there is one bit of news I've been looking forward to sharing with you and given the paucity of real news, today's the day.

A Minister came down to do a round of interviews last week and left his half-drunk mug of tea behind. His 'One Wales/Cymru'n Un' mug that is. Yes, there's a coalition mug and when we discovered it, it was half-empty/half-full (take your pick).

One Wales in green, Cymru'n Un in red above a colourful wave of a healthy nation swimming, cycling, walking, windsurfing and ... building aircraft engines. No tea drinking. No made in China stamp. And no obvious cracks. Not yet.

Comments   Post your comment

  • 1.
  • At 07:05 PM on 26 Nov 2007,
  • Arfon Jones wrote:

Perhaps Alun Davies will be rather reluctant to attack Plaid Cymru over the communication allowance following the resignation of the General Secretary of the Labour Party over the Abrahams money...people in glass houses...etc.

  • 2.
  • At 10:04 AM on 27 Nov 2007,
  • Rhisiart wrote:

Very good Betsan - not one single joke about the 'coalition mug'...

Betsan, you've forgotten to mention that the tea was over-brewed, cold and left a bad taste in the mouth to those that drink it long-term.

  • 4.
  • At 04:26 PM on 27 Nov 2007,
  • Denis wrote:

Does anything happen on Tuesday, or any other day for that matter?

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