Driving from East Yorkshire to the Acapela studios in Pentyrch near Cardiff we saw some of the worst of the flooded land in Wales and the borders. The rain continued to fall as we arrived and was still falling when we left this morning. The resilience of communities in such terrible circumstances is inspirational; the absence of the Prime Minister inexcusable.
The atmosphere at the Acapela was as warm as toast. It is a performance space/recording studio/arts centre housed in an old Methodist chapel run by the energetic and engaging Hywell Wigley. Hywell, I discovered, is the son of Lord Dafydd Wigley, former head of Plaid Cymru. I knew Dafydd because our period as MPs overlapped by four years.
My interviewer was BBC Wales political and sports reporter Carl Roberts who was masterful in his hosting of the event.
The two things I regret about this fabulous evening were a) I didn’t get a photograph with Hywell and Carl and b) I didn’t have one of the amazing pizzas which the audience happily scoffed as a prelude to my appearance.