Peter Hain had organise a meeting of his Labour Party in Neath's Old Town Hall as a springboard to launch his rather ramshackle attempt to become the deputy leader of the Labour Party.
However the meeting which was essentially meant to be a television and media stunt backfired when James Bond himself turned up and heckled from the audience in front of the TV cameras.Bond who obviously liked to shake and stir New Labour got up from his seat and told the meeting and Hain that the Neath MP should be in the Hague to face war crimes charges rather than seeking the support of his colleagues for the deputy leadership.
Bond's intervention was captured on film and shown on the news that evening but when he left the Hall Bond was surrounded by plain clothes detectives and then hauled off to Neath Police Station and held for four hours. He was charged with being drunk and disorderly and then handed his car keys back and released.
James Bond,known to many in Neath as Jim had been a member of the Labour Party for 17 years before resigning after Blair took control of the party.
He maintains that the charge is trumped up and will be pleading not guilty when he faces the magistrates in Neath next month.
James Bond 007 has always had a licence to kill but James Bond in Neath that night was exercising his right to oppose a war that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq..