Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas says he won't be in the Senedd chamber for Tuesday's tributes to Margaret Thatcher. He's the second Plaid AM to do so: former Presiding Officer Dafydd Elis-Thomas has also said he'll boycott the session because he disagreed so profoundly with the former Prime Minister.
However Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood will be in the chamber to make a 'sensitive and respectful' contribution. Simon Thomas has uploaded a video to YouTube explaining his objections to the Assembly being turned into a 'mini-me of Parliament in Westminster...hide-bound to Westminster traditions.'
All three Armed Services are to play a role Baroness Thatcher's funeral with particular reference to the Falklands conflict.
The former presiding officer of the Assembly says he'll stay away from the Senedd when tributes are paid to Margaret Thatcher.
The artist says he used coal to reflect her 'controversial actions' to close south Wales mines