Now it's over to us.
Whatever sort of politician would not then enter his own inscription - 'No, it is not that I must attend, it is that I truly want to attend'?
Perhaps it is the sort of Labour Party politician who placed so much emphasis on this occasion as to deprive all the survivors of all but the barest minimum assistance in order to attend the event?
Perhaps it is the sort of Labour politician who placed so much emphasis and importance to this occasion as to appoint two ministers to assist with the arrangements for this occasion and who, in the words of a British Legion spokesman recently, were 'wholly overwhelmed by the task confronting them'?
Undoubtedly, it is the sort of Labour politician who places far greater emphasis on partaking of a golfing meeting than attending such an occasion. It is undoubtedly a Labour politician who, by his inaction has brought shame to the country he purports to represent.
Let us all put another date in his diary - June 10. Let us all remember his crass actions and absurd reasoning, let us all show our collective contempt for the man and all he stands for, let us all vote accordingly.
Patrick G Rafferty
Park Road, Penygraig, Rhondda