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The Wales@Westminster weblog, BBC Wales' Parliamentary correspondent David Cornock's diary on political life

Wednesday, 20 December

Faces to remember

posted by David | 0830 GMT |

The Bishop of Southwark is having tests for amnesia after being unable to remember details of a night out that began at a reception at the Irish Embassy in London.

One eye-witness reported seeing someone resembling the Right Reverend Tom Butler getting into his car.

Someone resembling the bishop was then seen to throw children's toys out of the car.

He reportedly said: "I'm the Bishop of Southwark, it's what I do." The bishop arrived home with injuries he says were consistent with a mugging, although he is unable to recall an attack.

He denies being drunk, although he may have had one or two glasses at the embassy. Indeed, as he struggles to recall the evening's events, I know of a couple of politicians who may be able to jog his memory.

Plaid Cymru MPs Elfyn Llwyd and Hywel Williams were seen chatting to the bishop over a glass or two at the party. Both found him engaging company, although they deny leading him astray.

Sounds good

posted by David | 0825 GMT |

Ciaran Jenkins, author of Blamerbell Briefs and a rising star of the blogosphere, recently described my efforts as "sound but infrequent".

Ciaran may have confused me with someone without a job or a life but at the risk of failing his time and motion study again, I'm taking some time off over Christmas.

Have a merry time. See you in January.

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