Headline Welsh Conservative economic policy in our Assembly election manifesto is a committment to provide more flexible working arrangements for parents and carers. The press release backing up today's launch promises Welsh businesses rate relief if they draw up schemes for childcare provision and flexible working. This is just the sort of innovative thinking that I like - helping the private sector deliver social policy objectives. Alun Cairns launched the policy at a nursery in Porthcawl this morning. Alun has always been a bit to the right of me in political terms - but it does look as if he is becoming 'New Man'. He has never been the same since young Henri was born. I really approve.
I understand that Alun was lowered into a playpen in the nursery to do the actual launch. There is no truth whatsoever in the story that he is still there.