Never again will I refer to Mr Leighton Andrews, Assembly Minister for Education as anything but 'The Coco Pops Kid' or the 'King of the Coco Pops' - you get the drift. Little badges of Leighton should be free in every packet of Coco Pops sold in Wales. Coco Pops should be available in the staff and AM canteen so that all can start each day with a bang. And the reason is Leighton's wonderfully inspiring interview with Aled ap Dafydd for this week's Politics Show. It went something like this.
Aled - "You're giving Coco Pops to kids for breakfast for free. That's something the parents might want, they might welcome that, but more importantly, I suppose, to parents will be the assessments when it comes to reading for example"
Leighton went off like a firecracker.
"I really object to your snooty middle class attack on our free breakfast scheme. That is a disgrace. A thousand schools in Wales are pursuing our free breakfast scheme and you talk about Coco Pops. You are a disgrace to the BBC".
Great stuff. Should secure a prosperous future for Aled ap Dafydd. If he can so get under the skin of a Government Minister that easily - no matter how sensitive that skin might be, he should be moved straight into Paxman's chair. As for Leighton, if he loses his position in the Cabinet, he might win an advertising contract with Kellogg's - "Start the day with Coco Pops - the breakfast cereal with the power to explode". David Taylor could set the jingle to music.