Thursday, June 07, 2007

Nerves before the big decision.

At my keyboard after two glasses of a dry and fruity white. And just read Boris' article in today's Tegraph berating Minister, Caroline Flint for proposing that in future, I should never partake of such nectar unless it is poured from a bottle decorated with a label warning me of the terrible danger to my health of such simple pleasure. It was one of his best ever. I've been laughing into my emptying wine glass. He may have learned his journo skills at Eton - but I like to think that his act was polished up when he stood in the next door constituency in 1997.

Apart from Boris' brilliance, another reason for my laughter is a sort of tense nervousness. Monday this week, several Welsh parliamentary constituencies invited applications from the Conservative Party's List of Approved Candidates to put their names forward for selection. This is of interest to me because 1) I have just been assessed as a suitable person to be placed on this list and....2) My home constituency of Montgomeryshire is one of those concerned. Lots of people have been encouraging me to 'throw my hat in the ring'. I know that there will probably be a string of brilliant young politicians called Boris applying - but its still a big, potentially life-changing decision. I'll have to send my application off on Monday, so I've told the family that the decision will be made on Sunday night. Just going to pour myself another glass.

8 comments:

Activist said...

Go for it Glyn like most proper Welsh people I can't abide Tories but you seem pretty decent by their standards. Don't underestimate yourself, I reckon you can match Lembit for entertainment value, even if your route is a little less popular culture...........

Anonymous said...

The only thing is,what about the impact on family life?
Quality of life when you get a bit older is every thing.
It is a big committment to make,at great personal cost I would say.
Is it really worth it??

Montgomeryshire Witness said...
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Montgomeryshire Witness said...

I suspect the decision is made Glyn, but, typically, you can't disappoint your audience by getting them to wait until the bitter end.

I remind you that I'm politically neutral, but we need a good political debate here in Montgomeryshire to get people talking again and to actually get interested in politics after the debacle of the past few weeks.

So, thank you for standing. Now we need to ensure Mr Opik gets involved.

Savonarola said...

"A man either fears his fate too much
Or his deserts are too small
Who fears to put it to the touch to gain or lose it all"

Aplogies to Sir Walter Scott and exhortations to "Just do it"

Glyn Davies said...

I just need to be certain that its right for me, my family, for Montgomeryshire and for the Association. I will need to be 100% committed to win the nomination and make a full blooded effort to win the seat.

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Anonymous said...

i live in england but read your blog and i cant believe that you wont be selected if you apply and win if you are selected