My Internet problems have, at last, been resolved - normal service on the blog will be resumed shortly.
During my absence two Labour bloggers have been selected to carry their party's banner in forthcoming elections.
Martin Eaglestone, a glutton for punishment, has been selected to stand as prospective parliamentary candidate in the Arfon constituency. Because of boundary changes Arfon is now considered to be a "nominal" Labour seat, so Martin has the task of "defending" a seat for the first time in his career as a serial candidate.
Luke Young has been drafted as a prospective council candidate in the May election for Blaenau Gwent County Borough.
Hearty congratulations to both of them.