Gareth Hughes over at The Welsh Almanac has been pondering on the effects of a Corbyn Victory what I found particularly interesting was his question of Plaids position in the wake of a Corbyn victory
Where does Plaid go?
But it’s not only Labour that would have to reflect on a Corbyn victory but Plaid Cymru. As a party they’ve always positioned themselves as left of Labour. They could hardly push themselves to the left of a Corbyn Labour party.What intrigues me is the notion that Plaid Left-Right stance could or should be based on the position of the Labour Party .
So how will they respond? Will they try to re-position the party in the centre ground of Welsh politics with a move to the right? It’s unlikely that this will happen whilst Leanne Wood is leader but certainly the pressure will be on for such a move.
Its a pity poor political party whose policies depend on those of another party (Lib Dems for example).
As some one who when a Plaid member in the 80's helped formed the original National Left and pushed for Plaid to adopt "Decentralised Socialism" it was not so much as a response as to what was happening in the Left Right battle but what we felt was the best option for Wales and an Independent Wales at that.
Plaid might find easy to work with Corbyn on the opposition benches at Westminster but that does not mean they except his entire package .
Corbyn may be a change for the Labour Party on the Left-Right spectrum being more decentralised and "more democratic than his predecessors but my view is that it will be the same Old Labour Party.
Its not a case of Plaid positioning itself on the Left or Right of Labour it what kind of Socialist Principles it means on their Membership card and what kind of Independent Wales they envisage.