In a reply to my facebook pal Hedd Gwynfor, Plaid Werdd - the Green Party, have affirmed that they support Welsh Independence, making them a nationalist alternative to Plaid Cymru.
Sounds good, but in reality the Greens have still some way to go. For a start, they don't seem to have realised that the assembly has moved to the new Senedd building; and secondly they have to learn that making a website bilingual doesn't mean just translating the titles and links into Welsh -the content has to be bilingual as well.
But I don't think Plaid Cymru will be losing any sleep. Now, if there was a centre right Welsh nationalist party, then that might tempt some voters away (both from Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Tories), but such is not the case. And the Greens -whether we are talking about the Welsh Greens or the UK Greens- have a long, long, long way to go before they can even hope to approach the political quality of the German Greens, or produce a statesman of the same calliber as former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer.
Saturday 7 April 2007
Wales Green Party - Pro independence?
From Sanddef Rhyferys' Blog, original story from our Welsh language sister blog: