Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Forget Party Politics - Think of Wales and its People and the Future of the Nation
Plaid put Wales before politics, says leader
Dec 22 2007 by David Williamson, Western Mail
PLAID Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones yesterday summed up 2007 as the year when the party put the interests of Wales above political ambitions.
Describing the unprecedented One Wales coalition between Labour and Plaid, he said, “2007 has been a landmark year in the history of our party; the year when we entered government for the first time.
“It will also be remembered as the year when the interests of the people of Wales were put before narrow party political concerns.”
Mr Jones used his Christmas message to say he was “filled with hope for the future of Wales”.
“These next 12 months will also be crucial as we take the next step in the devolution process,” he said.
Christmas Message from Independence Cymru
This is the line taken by Independence Cymru. All Welsh politicians should make clear where their true interests lie, in the preservation of the Union or in the prospect of future independent Wales - not "New Labour" but "New Wales" - Cymru Fydd. This view of what can be must be uncompromising and non-negotiable - Wales has waited too long for this. The time has come to make the dream a reality. We in Plaid have chosen the political means to bring this about but we cannot wait forever - life is too short, and many lives have come and gone in the course of history in relentless struggle and aspiration for what many other nations, including the Baltic States, have already achieved.