15/10/2016 BBC Wales Today


15/10/2016

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The former leader of Plaid Cymru, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas,

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says he left the party because it wasn't serious about working

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with the Labour-led Welsh Government.

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There are now calls for a by-election in his

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More from our political correspondent, Aled ap Dafydd.

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Hours after quiting his party, Dafydd Elis-Thomas was fulfilling

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Relations between the Dwyfor Meirionnydd assembly member

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and Plaid Cymru have been been fractious for a long

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It was clear to me that the group in the National Assembly was not

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willing to Sergei Potters abate in the government and to give Wales a

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stable government -- serious debate. Davitt Millar Thomas has represented

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Plaid Cymru as an MP and a member of the House of Lords for 40 years. He

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led the party in the mid-80s and is best ever been the public face of

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the assembly, as deciding office of 12 years. Before the election, he

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was challenged by his party locally about his loyalty to them and to

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Plaid Cymru in general, not quite the correct thing is for him to call

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a by-election. Dafydd Elis-Thomas has a long list of disagreements, as

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the assembly's presiding officer, he called her out. More recently, he

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lost the party whip after handing out degrees instead of attending a

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crucial vote. Two years later, Leanne young Woods sat down with

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Thomas as chair of an assembly committee. He said he won't be

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standing down, so what do those who elected him make of the decision? I

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feel strange our ribs and but the Independent, it's not the party --

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Ara represented. He's not allowed to say anything. I want someone who

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will speak their mind. Davitt Ellis Thomas says he might support the

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Welsh government and future but maintains he hasn't been approached

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to join the Labour benches here, and wouldn't do so if asked. But he

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could of course join the Welsh government as an independent member.

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It is one job which is so far eluded him.

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A former solicitor general has said the footballer Ched Evans' trial has

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Vera Baird said details of the woman's sexual history should

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Yesterday, Evans was cleared of raping a 19-year-old woman

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Referring to an alleged rape victim's sexual historyis banned,

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but the Court of Appeal said this case was exceptional.

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Army veterans involved in the Aberfan disaster have been

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back to the community to pay their respects.

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They led a parade to the memorial gardens this morning,

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50 years after the coal waste tip collapsed, submerging a school -

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For many it was the first time back, the first time to see the site of

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the school, now transformed into a memorial garden. Among them were the

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veterans from the Kings own border Regiment. In October 1966, they

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returned from weekend leave to answer a call for volunteers to

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travel from Devon to Aberfan. 700 men stepped forward. Over lunch,

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they shared their memories. When we turned the corner, you could see

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across the body beautiful sedums. Like someone had painted it. --

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scenes. You suddenly realise it was so quiet. Because there were no kids

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running around. We took the greys and everything. It is so emotional.

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Grown men crying. It never leaves you. 50 years on, the day's service

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was a chance for the community to thank the servicemen who worked so

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hard to support them. A quick look at today's

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football results - and Swansea lost 3-2 away to Arsenal

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in the Premier League. In League Two, Newport County lost

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1-0 at Yeovil after a late goal, and in the FA Cup, Wrexham drew away

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to Stamford in the fourth round, It'll be a day of sunny spells

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and scattered blustery showers, But those showers will ease

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into the afternoon, leaving It'll feel warmer - with a top

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temperature of 15 Celsius. Jenny Rees is here

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tomorrow at around 6.05.

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