Plaid Cymru's new leader has ended the row that was wrecking her party. She surrendered to avoid a prolonged nightmare fight between her embryo leadership and party veteran giant Dafydd El. In the circumstances it was a smart move after a foolish expulsion.
The party is damaged-branded by the the accurate barb that Plaid poodles are playing second violin to the Tories. It's an unforgettable insult. Poodles rarely play fiddles. We await the cartoon. Where is Mumph when we need him? The most damaging attacks against Wales are David Cameron's weekly fiction on the Welsh NHS. It's a lie that the NHS service here is second class. In some aspect it's weaker than in England in a greater number it's stronger.
The Welsh Tory MP are snarling corgis eagerly re-yelping the lies. It's not Labour that is damaged by Cameron's repeated calumnies, It's Wales. Our attraction as a home for footloose industries and their workers is damaged by an illusion of a poor NHS.
Plaid Cymru MPs in the Commons do not run down our own country. So why did Plaid in the Assembly follow the Tory stunt and try to undermine faith in the Welsh NHS? This is playing games, coarse politics at its vulgar worst. Dafydd El was correct to flee to Bangor and denounce infantile posturing that will do nothing but damage Welsh politics and Welsh interests.
A high point in the Welsh Assembly Government's short life was the coalition with Plaid Cymru. Wales is served best when the two parties are working together not playing party games.