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.