My first thought was "What have I done?" When I was in London on Tuesday, I took tea in the House of Commons with David Davies, MP for Monmouth. This was an exploratory parry to assess what chance I have of recruiting David to support the campaign for transferring law making powers to the National Assembly. My next, rather easier challenge is to try to persuade Brynle Williams to go vegetarian!
And then I read today's BBC online headline 'David Davies to retire in 2012, admitting that"Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau is the only song which will make me start crying".' My first thought was that the intrepid devo-sceptic had come on board, giving up on Westminster to return to Cardiff Bay as soon as the 2011 referendum approves law making powers for a Welsh Parliament. But No. It was our Welsh swimming star, the other David Davies announcing that he was retiring after the 2012 Olympics. Imagine my disappointment. Looks like there will have to be a few more visits to the House of Commons.