Serious times for Prime Minister Boris Johnson

“When you mix friend with foe, that’s a deadly synergy,” Frenemies – Fabolous

Boris Johnson is used to leading from the front – photo Peter Williams PRW Photography

POLITICAL rivals and friends are wishing Boris Johnson well as he personally battles the coronavirus that has disrupted his plans for government and has now forced him into intensive care – but be in no doubt the political temperature is also rising. Continue reading

Taking a chance with Glyn Mathias

YOU don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone or so it seems to go – which is why I was pleased to take the opportunity to interview former ITN and BBC Wales political editor and Brecon resident Glyn Mathias.GlynBook

The veteran journalist, who has just published his autobiography, is one of quite a few high-profile characters to have lived in Brecon and the surrounding area. I wrote stories about the deaths of both Sir Bernard Ashley, widower of the fashion designer Laura, and Lord Tom Bingham, the former Lord Chief Justice and senior Law Lord, who lived at Boughrood near Brecon for some 40 years until his death.  On both occasion I regretted not writing about these people earlier, specifically before they died and were still within easy reach of my office. Continue reading