Britain’s most notorious jailbird has been trying to keep up with the news from his cell at HMP Woodhill.
Charles Bronson confesses that he hasn’t been able to follow the all details of the crisis that has paralysed British politics for the past few years, but he’s nevertheless got some very clear ideas on the current PM.
“I don’t know a lot about [Brexit],” he says, “so I can’t comment on it.”
“But, as for that f***ing idiot Boris Johnson being the UK’s next Prime Minister? Mate, the country’s a circus these days.”
“how me another man… a man half my age… who can pick up a full-size snooker table – I can!”
The lifer has some views on the knife crime epidemic that’s been grabbing headlines too.
He told Wales Online: “To all those kids on the streets right now picking up knives and guns and running about in gangs, I say this: ‘Watch the movie The Krays’.
“You know the film I mean? The one where the Kemp brothers from Spandau Ballet played Ronnie and Reggie.
“There’s a bit at the end of that where you see them old and grey after years banged up, standing handcuffed at the funeral of their lovely mum Violet.
“Brings a lump to my throat every time that does, because when you go inside it’s your family that suffers – your mother, father, aunties, uncles, sons and daughters.
“It’s those who are left to carry on without you, spending their lives travelling all over the f***ing country to visit you.
“So just know that if you do something serious you’re going to be in prison a long, long time.
“Look at me , 44 years inside, f***ing hell, wow. Like The Krays, you’ll lose everything, and for what? There’s no glamour in crime – nothing but misery and grief.”
The career criminal, who recently changed his name to Charles Salvador in honour of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, says that one of the other big changes in society that he’s not happy about is the way we talk.
He said: “I tell you what concerns me: all these new words, the slang people use these days.
“I hear it being spoken in prison all the time by these young kids walking around with the trousers halfway round their f***ing ankles.
“Dressed liked muppets, sound like muppets.”
But he says that anyway he’ll shun the inner city life when he eventually gains his freedom, in favour of an idyllic rural retreat: “I’m not into computers and all that s**t.
“I want an old school life – keep chickens and pigs, eat me own eggs and bacon, grow me own veg, have an apple tree in the garden that I can hang a punchbag from.
“Might even get some llamas – love them llamas. I could eat a whole one on me own, ha!”