If you needed any proof of the virtues of patience, rabble-rousing Newport West MP Paul Flynn has been appointed Labour’s shadow Welsh secretary and shadow leader of the House of Commons – aged 81.

With most of Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench having quit, it says a lot about the state of the Labour Party when the self-identified serial backbencher is called to the ballot box.

Indeed, although the pro-cannabis lobbyist was first elected in 1987, when Cheers was on the telly, the Pet Shop Boys were in the charts and yours truly was but a wee toddler, this marks the first time he’s sat on the front benches in decades.

As the veteran MP himself quipped: “Like London buses, you wait 26 years for one and two come along together.”

As if you weren’t sick of the whole Brexit thing already, now an opinion poll is suggesting Welsh voters, who fell on the side of Leave last month, would back Remain if another referendum was held tomorrow.

Is this a reflection of the cold reality faced by Leave supporters after high profile Eurosceptics such as Boris Johnson and Iain Duncan Smith were forced to sheepishly admit most of the promises they made ahead of the vote weren’t going to be fulfilled.

Or, as Monmouth MP David Davies suggested to me, is it part of an organised campaign by the Remain camp to overturn the result?

Speaking of comedy buffoon/elected politician Boris Johnson, I can’t have been the only one who yelped a loud expletive when he announced he wouldn’t run for Tory leader – despite apparently having his eye on the job long before most of us even knew who David Cameron was.

So, while at first it might have seemed a surprise to see him rule himself out of the race after the PM threw his hands in the air and said “It’s your mess, you deal with it”, with more consideration it actually seems like a fairly canny decision.

Whether you voted Leave or Remain, it’s fairly clear whoever has the keys to Number 10 for the next few years probably isn’t going to have the most fun time of it.

Meanwhile up in Caerphilly, Labour MP Wayne David seemed to momentarily forget that it’s 2016, not 1954, and used the word “coloured” in a BBC radio interview, no doubt delighting the Daily Mail comments section.

In all fairness, he’s since apologised, but you’d think the very first thing a politician learns is a big list of words not to use, with “coloured” somewhere near the top next to a few others we can’t print in a respectable newspaper.

But just when you thought things were getting interesting, both the Senedd and Parliament are off for their summer holidays the week after next and aren't coming back to work until September.

Must be nice.