Sorry if this is old news for some but I've just got back and am catching up. I see from Friday's Daily Post that an unnamed Plaid spokesman has said that "all parties involved aren't particularly happy with certain elements and have had input into changes in the operational document" and therefore the Alliance Terms of Engagement was being merely being "subjected to revision" to meet Plaid Cymru objections. Why now? The final Alliance Terms of Engagement were signed by all Member Group Leaders (including Plaid's Cllr Bob Parry) on June 7th, i.e. more than two months ago. Why is it that Plaid Cymru is only now waking up and making objections? Did Bob Parry not discuss this with our AM, Plaid Cymru's Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones at the time?
Cllr Bob Parry is further reported in the Daily Post as saying "There is no truth whatsoever in reports that Plaid Cymru are having to walk away from the Alliance. The Alliance is secure. We have one member (Rhian Medi) who has chosen to not sign up to the Alliance but she remains a Plaid Cymru member. All other members have signed up and remain in the Alliance". Not according to the Golwg article which states "that the majority of Plaid members are unhappy with the agreement" ("gyda mwyafrif cynghorwyr Plaid Cymru'n anhapus gyda'r cytundeb").
The original Golwg article further reported that Plaid Cymru's National Executive was unhappy that Plaid policies are not being pushed as part of the agreement. The Druid wonders what Plaid policies they have in mind? No to nuclear power, perhaps? Or maybe Plaid's policy of banning all low level flight training from RAF Valley? Furthermore as only eight of the 40 County Councillors represent Plaid, perhaps Plaid's National Executive may want think about what kind of democratic legitimacy they have in trying to push through Plaid policies through the back door in this way.