Top discussion point in the Assembly tearoom today has been David Melding's new glasses. They are bringing to life images of the past for his friends and colleagues. For me, he brings to life Hank Marvin and for others in our group it varies from Alan Wicker to Maurice Satchi. A man I have heard described as one of Wales' leading political commentators claims he looks like Ronnie Barker - or was it Ronnie Corbett.
I am sure that I heard Jonathon Morgan make a comparison with one of the Kray twins. I was unsure if he was talking about the new glasses or the disciplinary action David intends to dispense to anyone who leaks the contents of the election-winning manifesto that he is currently working on. Under normal circumstances David is the most engaging colleague but I for one am not going to take any risks. So no leaks from me!!
David has always been something of a fashion guru and trendsetter and I fully expect the new style to become the rage before long. For example it cannot be long until Leighton Andrews is wearing heavy rimmed specs on his new personal TV channel.