Would Plaid kiss goodbye to Kate?

This woman, Kate Middleton, is electoral gold dust. Yesterday, she was voted the most naturally beautiful woman in the world.

As Prince William's girlfriend, she has a huge place in British public life. It would be a brave political party that proposed to get rid of her.

But, we're led to believe, that's exactly what Plaid Cymru would do if elected in May.

Back in August 2006, Plaid's director of elections Adam Price MP said:
"Next year it will be 700 years since Edward I created the title (The Prince of Wales). It has long been a symbol of subjection to the English throne. We must not be burdened by such historic humiliation. I propose we have a referendum to scrap it. The existing Prince of Wales should be the last, and I am sure that the majority of the people of Wales would vote in favour of looking forward confidently."

Since then we've heard nothing more.

Plaid have already announced four of their 7 4 07 key policy ideas for the forthcoming election. I doubt a referendum on the future of the monarchy will feature among the final three.

But with the parties positioned so close together on so many issues, this policy puts Plaid in a truly unique position. The question is, do they really want to be? And how much more will they dare tell us about their plan to ditch the 'world's most beautiful woman'?

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posted by Blamerbell @ 9:15 am,

13 Comments:

At 10:14 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'The world's most beautiful woman'....yeah, right! Just like Zara Phillips is the deserved Sports personality of the Year.

Blamby....you are scraping the barrel now with this issue.

 
At 10:42 am, Blogger Blamerbell said...

A little tongue in cheek perhaps.

Still, everybody's happy with Charlotte Church at number two:)

The issue, though, is about how much Plaid would risk upsetting a celebtiry obsessed public with a referendum on the future of the monarchy just as it appears to be getting back on track.

 
At 12:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's probalby a poor reflection of the 'celebrity obsessed public' rathen than Plaid....don't you think? Let Plaid concentrate on more important issues...for now.

 
At 12:29 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

What? Plaid know better than the public now do they?

It strikes me as odd that Adam Price should have spoken so strongly about the issue in August but not since.

We've heard a lot about free laptops but not much on the big ideas he has previously been so keen to talk about.

 
At 3:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you a monarchist Blamerbell?

 
At 3:36 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

I've already laid out my political beliefs HERE.

 
At 4:34 pm, Blogger Abermaw said...

I have heard many arguments put forward for retaining the monarchy, some good some bad, but yours must win the prize for the best ever.

"We must retain the monarchy because the king after next is poking a beautiful woman" - who could possibly argue against that!

 
At 6:22 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"I have heard many arguments put forward for retaining the monarchy, some good some bad, but yours must win the prize for the best ever."

No such argument has been put forward.

The only people making propositions about the monarchy were Plaid Cymru when they proposed a referendum on its future. If that's your position then you are going to have to tell people why Prince William and the popular Kate Middleton should no longer play a part in public life.

 
At 7:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blamby,

It wasn't me who asked you if you are a Monarchist but I did ask you before if you were Unionist. Again, I see you can't give a straight answer 'yes' or 'no'. Now I see why. You are a wishy washy liberal.

 
At 8:13 pm, Blogger Abermaw said...

No such argument has been put forward.

The only people making propositions about the monarchy were Plaid Cymru when they proposed a referendum on its future. If that's your position then you are going to have to tell people why Prince William and the popular Kate Middleton should no longer play a part in public life.

By choosing to link the constitutional point about the monarchy made by Mr Price with the person who's sharing the heir presumptive bed you did indeed make this argument. The whole point of your article is that Plaid would be unwise to call a referendum on the monarchy because of the bird that Prince William is dating. Personally I think that Plaid would be unwise to call a referendum on the Monarchy because they would lose , the girlfriend isn't an issue (Unless, of course, she is ditched and does a Diana - then the beautiful Ms Middleton becomes an asset to the republican cause)

 
At 10:01 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"It wasn't me who asked you if you are a Monarchist but I did ask you before if you were Unionist."

I think if your life is genuinely driven by labels then you have every right to define yourself so narrowly.

Mine isn't, so I don't. Is that such a problem?

"The whole point of your article is that Plaid would be unwise to call a referendum on the monarchy because of the bird that Prince William is dating."

Thanks for trying to clear that up. You're wrong, of course.

I don't pass judgement on whether it's wise or not to hold a referendum or whether or not I would support one. I merely state that a) Kate Middleton is popular and attractive and b) Plaid talked about fighting the election on big ideas - a referendum on the monarchy was billed as a big idea but they've since gone quiet.

 
At 8:06 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't pass judgement on whether it's wise or not to hold a referendum or whether or not I would support one.I merely state that a) Kate Middleton is popular and attractive and b) Plaid talked about fighting the election on big ideas - a referendum on the monarchy was billed as a big idea but they've since gone quiet."

Blamby,
You are talking like a first year undergraduate. There's an old saying...."A wise man speaks when he has something to say"

 
At 9:22 am, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"A wise man speaks when he has something to say"

Well then he'd better think of something quick, because I can guarantee you he's going to be asked about this issue time and again in the run up to the election.

 

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