I remember a few months ago we were saying how one of the most interesting things about the problems MPs were facing was how parties like Plaid hadn’t been able to capitalise on the misfortunes of their mainstream colleagues.
It’s because they were now lumped in with their mainstream colleagues. Plaid here in Wales and their sister party, the SNP in Scotland, are now parties of Government and can no longer count on picking up votes by being anti-(English) establishment.
But now our national broadcasters could seemingly have thrown them a bone!
They’ve been left out of those mainstream English debates that will have to debate all those issues that are devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The nationalist parties could now go back to their grassroots, back to their communities, and claim that they are once again the party of the people not of the establishment.
Why are Alex Salmond and Elfyn Llwyd kicking up such a fuss?
Couldn’t they say they’re not the same as everyone else now...