I may have moved on to Sancerre over the last few years, but I was rather pleased to read Martin Shipton's article in today's Western Mail referring to moi as possibly having the Heiniken factor in the debate about law making powers for the National Assembly for Wales. It seems that Martin thinks I might be able to reach some of those who are not engaged with the devolution debate. Could be. Mind you, I wouldn't pin my bonus on transforming David Davies, MP for Monmouth into a doe-eyed devolutionary!
Trust Martin to do something like that. There's me openly questioning what role there is for this recently announced Convention, the general aim of which is to 'prepare the ground' for a referendum on law making powers in 2011 - when he writes an article suggesting that I should be a member of it. It seems that my strength would be that I have always had respect for the views of those who describe themselves as devo-sceptics (respectful disagreement that is) and could engage them in debate. I see what he's getting at. Now, I have no idea whether there is any chance of being involved in this Convention - but it was rather nice to see myself lined up in Martin's 'Gallery of Possibles' which included Sue Essex, best Assembly Member that there has been, and the soon to be ennobled Dafydd Wigley.