The evening of Beaujolais Day in Cardiff in November 2016, a Labour politician a bit worse for wear, seemed pleased telling me that he would not want to be me in the New Year. He said that everything was already in place and I would find out as soon as the campaign for the local elections began.
On Friday 3rd March 2017 I was found guilty of bullying a council eviction officer by a handpicked Ombudsman Tribunal Panel, or Show Trial, for saying on 21st July 2015 that a Cardiff Plaid led Council would restructure the organisation. The complaint came not from the officer, but from a Labour councillor. The public saw through the nonsense, the great shame is that Plaid Cymru Chair Alun Ffred could not.
The harsh reality was that a poor family was unjustly thrown out of their home. The Council had presented incorrect evidence to court and my constituents suffered. Carrying their belongings with them out of their home, whilst the family and neighbours were crying, was the worst experience of my political life.