I give my electoral support to Plaid Cymru because I believe that Wales should be an independent country. Plaid is the only party that, all be it grudgingly at times, supports this notion.
If you strip away the national aspect my political, economic and social values are much closer to those of Dylan Jones-Evans, Guto Bebb and Glyn Davies than they are to those of Adam Price, Leanne Wood or Bethan Jenkins. But I have no difficulty with working alongside people who support independence with whom I disagree on social and economic policy as long as independence is the main issue.
Unfortunately Plaid has campaigned in every election since at least 1997 on the slogan this election isn't about independence it's about ............. (insert socialist crap here).
I don't want to be a member of a party that puts socialism (or even conservatism) at the top of the agenda I want to be a member of a party that puts nationalism first.
The question is:
What is the best way of ensuring that a party that puts nationalism first and foremost exists? Is it by being inside Plaid and trying to re-capture the party for the nationalist first and foremost cause, or by forming a new nationalist party?