CARMARTHENSHIRE (Llandovery) - Gerald and Sylvia Pritchard have lived in Llandovery all their lives and swear they saw British Prime Minister Gordon Brown register at The New White Lion yesterday.
"He had his bike with him," said Sylvia, "and he wasn't wearing a helmet."
Eagerly questioned by reporters Sylvia and Gerald opened up. "He registered at The New White Lion as Mister Smith," Sylvia bubbled, "Yes, that's right," chirped in Gerald, "although I don't know why Brown would register as Smith."
Did they speak to him? "Well, I said as he pasted me in the lobby, that's a nice bike, and he looked straight past me and replied gruffly - cycling Wales," said Sylvia. "I think he's got a woman," Gerald said.
Whatever is going on is not clear yet, but what would the Prime Minister of Great Britain be doing by himself with a bike -- and no apparent security.
On phoning the Home Office, someone named Perkins said smugly down the phone, "Yes, we know where it is," What, Wales? "Yes, we know where Wales is." Asked about the PM they said "No comment" and hung up.
Phoning MI6 (British intelligence) they said, "Well, he's at his desk at number 10, isn't he?" Well, apparently not, he's allegedly in Wales. "Well, we don't know a lot about Wales at this time -- it's full of Welsh, you know."
Yes, I know it's full of Welsh, but is it also full of the PM? "No comment." And MI6 hung up.
The mystery sickens ..
Has Gordon Brown cracked up so soon after taking office? Did he join the Tour de France, only to go the wrong way?
These questions and more will require more time to answer...