Wales and Scotland need to hear the voice of their own leaders. The SNP and Plaid Cymru are parties in government.
Do not the people of Wales and Scotland have an interest in which party is elected?
Popular opinion is quickly moving away from Labour and towards parties which have the peoples’ interests at heart."
(Alan Jones - "Western Mail" 21st November 2007)
"The political dynamic of post General Election Wales will therefore be between a Conservative right wing, South-East-of-England-Centric UK Government in conflict with an increasingly Plaid dominated Government of Wales. If Labour fail to react to this new political dynamic they will become increasingly marginalised. Peter Hain is only half right – the real political choice is between Plaid and the Tories."
Jonathan Edwards - Carmarthenshire East and Dinevwr
The Green Party today expressed its "anger and dismay" that its party leader Caroline Lucas will not be included in debates between party leaders to be broadcast on national TV during the build-up to the general election.