MP's Warburton comments mistake
Ex leader condemns leader's Plaids UKIP attack
The first had Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader saying its MP Jonathan Edwards accepts his comments about the Wales rugby captain were a mistake.Mr Edwards questioned how Sam Warburton could captain the Wales rugby team if he considered himself British.
It followed Warburton's remarks that he told people he was British when he led the 2013 Lions tour of Australia.
It was a Twitter gaffe from Jonathan Edwards who over reacted to Warburtons British comment but it is interesting the media haven't asked the Welsh captain if he considers himself Welsh .If his answer was Welsh and British then he reflects the view of many Welshmen and Women . Maybe not those of us who consider just Welsh but acceptable. But if he considerd himself just British maybe that does call into question whether he should be leading our national team.
The swcond had Dafydd Elis-Thomas, (DET) the former assembly presiding officer, condemned Leanne Wood's description of a vote for UKIP as a vote against Wales in her speech to the Plaid Cymru spring conference.
"It is facile and assumes a kind of superiority that we decide who is Welsh and who is not Welsh.In a direct message to Ukip ahead of May's European election, Ms Wood said on Friday: "Your politics have no place in our country, not now, not ever.
"Your values are not the values of Wales. A vote for UKIP is a vote against Wales - a vote against the Welsh national interest. We cannot and will not let their ugly politics divide us in May."
From here it looks like a desperate attempt by DET to get in the headlines
OK he would heave had a point in that the Welsh electorate can be as xenophobic as their English counter parts.
But maybe he should have kept this within the party .
Only last month the blogger Syniadau has been pupblishing the correspondance with Plaid over following a complaint about what he had written on the subject of the Ynys Môn by-election last year.
Some people who agreed that Mike had a point wished he had kept his disquiet to himself at least until after the byelection but he's an ordinary Plaid member who thought the Party was breaking its own rules he was right to speak out.
DET is not an ordinary member he's a former leader who would have blown his top if a Senior party member had managed to grab the headlines by criticism it.
I'm remembered to quote Clement a Attlee leter to Harold Laski Chairman of the Labour Party, in 1946.
You have no right whatever to speak on behalf of the Government. Foreign affairs are in the capable hands of Ernest Bevin. His task is quite sufficiently difficult without the irresponsible statements of the kind you are making . . . I can assure you there is widespread resentment in the Party at your activities and a period of silence on your part would be welcome.