The Simon Weston event at the Aspects Irish Literature festival was remarkable in that we heard of how the horrific injury’s sustained by simon were the catalyst for an amazingly successful life thereafter. He is involved in a number of ventures giving employment to a diverse range of talents.
What was so heartening was his proclamation on being British and Welsh “By the grace of God” He also was a strong supporter of Margaret Thatcher and felt she was our Boudica, the right leader at he time of the Falklands conflict.
Asked if given his profile had he considered going into politics.
He replied that he could not lie to people, a damning indictment of today’s politicians.