The Rotary Club was extremely welcoming the other evening, when I followed up their kind invitation to give a talk.
The gentlemen listened to what I had to say with both courtesy and respect.
The thrust of my talk concerned the dependency culture that is wrecking Wales on a grand scale and the impotence of the silenced majority.
Judging from the lively and frank questions and answers that followed my talk, I can only conclude that the majority of both Welsh and English-speaking people who work and live in Wales, have had enough.
They are disillusioned and sickened with the post-devolution settlement and want political change. Fast.
They want ruthless accountability and scutiny of that leisure centre in Cardiff Bay, they want maturity, they want statesman and they want respect for the Welsh nation.
Some (in fact many) even suggested that I run at the next election! – now that really is a thought and it’s not the first time I’ve heard it over recent months.