The Mile is right however that
What adds to Plaid’s disenchantment is that former Labour special adviser David Taylor was able to tweet accurate details of how the count was going before the result was announced.The question of how David Taylor who has more than one time taken exceptional glee in attacking Plaid obtained the figuers.
He correctly tweeted that Mr McEvoy was intially ahead, subsequently also tweeting the final result before party members knew what it was.
That Plaid Cymru’s leader can’t even command a majority of her own members is desperately embarrassing stuff and exposes the deep mistrust Leanne Wood faces from her own party.
“In recent weeks she’s been publicly criticised by a former Plaid leader (Lord Elis-Thomas), failed to deliver any gains in the general election and has seen Plaid slip into fourth place behind Ukip in Wales.
“At this rate, many will be forgiven for wondering whether Leanne Wood will lead Plaid Cymru in to next year’s election.”
|General Election 2015: Cardiff West|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||6,096||13.9||+6.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Cadan ap Tomos||2,069||4.7||-12.8|
Embarrassing as it it may be, it may not do Ms Wood any real harm to remind her she leads a democratic party there does not sem to be evidence of hubris in her at the moment but as we have sen with Tony Blair and David Cameron popularity can go to ones head
It is said when a Roman General achieved a great military victory he would parade into Rome in an elaborate procession called a triumph. The story goes that a slave would ride on the chariot going "Respica te, hominem te memento" ("Look behind you, remember you are only a man") and "Memento mori" ("Remember (that you are) mortal").
Maybe all politicians achieving popularity among the electorate should be reminded of this.