A Plaid Cymru-led “Rainbow Alliance” Welsh Assembly Government is possible again after Lib Dems voted to revive a coalition plan with other opposition parties. A special Liberal Democrat meeting has voted 125-77 to resume talks once more. It came only days after Labour’s Rhodri Morgan being reappointed first minister, when the first talks between the parties broke down.
A series of meetings is being arranged between the “Alliance” party leaders, Zippy(Ieuan Wyn Jones), George (Nick Bourne) and Bungle (Mike German).
In a statement released today, Bungle said, “What it has said, quite clearly, is that we want to give the people of Wales that fresh start, that new approach which this all-Wales government could do for it. Up above the streets and houses, rainbow climbing high, everyone can see it smiling over the sky”.
Asked to comment on the Liberal Democrats’ “U-turn”, Zippy said, “This means that a range of outcomes are back on the table, including a Plaid-led government. All along the streams and rivers, shining in the lakes, see the colours of the rainbow as the morning breaks. Paint the whole world with a rainbow”.
These sentiments were echoed by George, who told the Scar, “I remain of the belief that a non-Labour alternative in Cardiff is important to bring a sense of direction to government in Wales and a sense of direction to our country. Take some green from a forest, blue from the sea, find the misty pot of gold, and mix them for a week. Paint the whole world with a rainbow”.