“The trip to Libya was well documented at the time and since. There is absolutely no record or knowledge of any such donation being made to Plaid Cymru.”Certainly £25,000 was a big donation for Plaid in 1976 and the Party would have seemed awash with money if it was true.
I don't think even senior members of the party were aware that the Plaid's financial problems had been abated.
Of course it has given the Unionist Parties a chance to get on their moral highorse
“It’s truly shocking that senior Plaid Cymru figures led a pilgrimage to Libya to dictator Muammar Gaddafi for money at around the same time as he was funding militias and terrorist organisations across the world.
"The frank admissions in this book show clearly that Plaid Cymru hoped to emulate some of the despot’s policies here in Wales.
"While the West was pulling together to combat terrorism, Plaid politicians were cosying up with the brutal dictator and proud anti-semite in a cynical bid for funding.”
But frankly you need only this picture to dismiss this as hypocrisy
How many trade delegations involving UK Governments to Saudi Arabia have there been since Plaid allegedly took money from a dictator forty years ago?
Apparently.there is a difference between a revolutionary dictator like Gaddafi and hereditary rulers.
That 's why successive governments have encouraged and supported the Autocratic dictatorship of Saudia Arabia whose Human Rights abuses could be said to ve worse than Gaddafi
I wonder if in the period before denotations were more closely scrutinised if the Tories and Labour ever received any from foreign government go-between whose Human Rights records we would find abhorrent?