Thursday, 1 October 2009

Rhodri Morgan

I have just heard that Rhodri Morgan has announced he is standing down from the post of First Minister.

Although I have had many disagreements with Rhodri, these have always been about policies and not about personality. In private we have always enjoyed a good working relationship.

Rhodri will be fondly remembered for his quick wittedness in the Chamber. I remember him saying to me during one exchange that “Denial is more than a river in Egypt”.

I am sure Rhodri will continue to play an important role in Welsh public life and I send him my best wishes for the future.

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