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The suggestion from Plaid Cymru's deputy leader, Elin Jones, that she sits down over a cup of tea with the Health Minister, Lesley Griffiths, to help her to 'provide a clear national plan for the NHS in Wales' has been forcefully rejected by a source close to the minister.
Elin Jones had claimed that talking to Lesley Griffiths would be difficult while 'she continues to deny knowledge or responsibility of the NHS reconfiguration plans'.
Dafydd Elis-Thomas says he will consider 'the unexpected statement by Leanne Wood' but has nothing else to say at present. He was at the last of this week's Bangor University degree ceremonies when he learnt that he's had the Plaid Cymru whip restored and no longer faces disciplinary action.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has cancelled disciplinary proceedings against Dafydd Elis-Thomas and restored the party whip to him after he refused to attend a hearing on why he failed to support a vote of no confidence in the health minister, Lesley Griffiths.
Plaid sources say Ms Wood did not hold any discussions with the Dwyfor Meirionnydd AM but has informed all her members how AMs who disagree with party policy will be expected to behave in future.
The Plaid leader also said that there is little doubt that the events of the past few days have been damaging to Plaid Cymru. She added that she had every confidence that Dafydd Elis-Thomas will respect how the party's group of AMs will operate in future.
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After attacking the Health Minister caused an internal row for Plaid Cymru, the party's health spokesperson returns to criticising Labour.
Lord Elis-Thomas has replied to his party leader's claim that he doesn't share Plaid Cymru's views on protecting community health services.