Even a set of cabinets from MFI or IKEA would, it seems, have been easier to put together that this new 2016 Welsh Assembly.
This afternoon talks about talks have been in progress between former Greenham Common activist and Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt and Simon Thomas of Plaid Cymru – both out scouting to try to find common ground. Thomas said Labour had approached Plaid Cymru.
Meanwhile ex First Minister Carwyn Jones is said to have discussed appointing the sole remaining Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams as a “cabinet minister”. She was the only non-Labour AM to back Carwyn Jones’s candidature as First Minister. No other party voted for him.
Such a move has already been condemned by critics as premature and presumptuous.
Behind the scenes is the slight complication that Carwyn Jones isn’t a 110% Jeremy Corbyn supporter – whereas former Health Minister Mark Drakeford very much is – and was rumoured to have ambitions to become First Minister himself
The UKIP caldron has been kept on the boil with its Assembly Group leader Neil Hamilton, calling on Conservatives and Plaid to “stick together” – and, presumably, to carry on sticking it to Labour.
So a week since the elections the challenging process of assembling the Assembly continues – but it’s not yet clear which party – in any – holds the set of intructions and whether there will be any screws left over.