Best of the Blogs #32: Refurbished

(Title Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire) National Left: Refurbish Westminster's procedures before the building. Cllr. Peter Black – Brexit: Do what they do not what they say. Borthlas: Increased NHS spending announcement is about politics, not…

Senedd Bites #32: Carwyn on Brexit & more

(Title Image: BBC Wales) First Minister "supports an end to freedom of movement" Following a speech in London, the First Minister said the Labour party should ignore voices from within calling for freedom of movement…

Best of the Blogs #31: Weeping

(Title Image: Wales Online) National Left calls for proper scrutiny of the new Wales & Borders rail franchise. Alun Davies AM (Lab, Blaenau Gwent) on the possibility of a Welsh prisons policy. Following discussion online…

Best of the Blogs #30: Sustained

(Title Image: ITV Wales) West Wales News Review – "How sustainable is our NHS?" Borthlas on the Welsh Conservatives' latest attack on free prescriptions. Dic Mortimer makes a welcome return to criticise the lack of…

Senedd Bites #29: Keolis wins

(Title Image: Keolis UK) Keolis-Amey wins rail franchise Franco-Spanish consortium Keolis-Amey has won a £5billion, 15-year contract to run rail services in Wales & the English borders as well as the South Wales Metro. They're…

Best of the Blogs #29: La-gone?

(Title Image: Wales Online) If like me, you're having doubts about whether the Swansea Tidal Lagoon will see the light of day, Private Eye has this which will likely confirm suspicions that the project is…

Senedd Bites #28: Neil Hamilton Ousted

(Title Image: via Youtube) Botched UKIP leadership challenge? Twitter was "abuzz" with rumour and counter-rumour earlier this afternoon that three UKIP AMs – Caroline Jones (South Wales West), David Rowlands (South Wales East) and Michelle…

Best of the Blogs #28: Hollow Crown

(Title Image: ITV Wales) An interesting investigation by Rebecca TV on shenanigans at Ofcom and a certain lobbyist firm. National Left: Welsh Labour "humiliated" by Corbyn opposing UK Government power grab. More goings on in…

Senedd Bites #27: Dark shadow of Tawel Fan

(Title Image: Daily Post) Anger over Tawel Fan "whitewash" Families of former patients at a mental health unit at Glan Clwyd hospital (Tawel Fan) expressed their anger at a new report which concluded that there…

Best of the Blogs #27: Up the Swanee

(Title Image: Wales Online) National Left on the future direction of UKIP in Wales as they teeter on the brink of extinction following last week's local elections in England. Ifan Morgan Jones discusses the same…

Senedd Bites #26: Investment

(Title Image: Wales Online) £266million infrastructure investment announced On May 1st, Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford (Lab, Cardiff West) announced an additional £266million of infrastructure investment as part of a review of the ten-year National Infrastructure…

Best of the Blogs #26: A scandal in…

(Title Image: ARCH) As Neath Port Talbot drag their heels over signing up to the Swansea City Deal, Carmarthen Planning asks if the £1.3billion "project" is a scandal in the making? National Left asks whether…

Best of the Blogs #25: More Carwyn Fallout

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Huw Williams at Nation.Cymru on "the most important debate" you haven't heard of in Welsh politics. Except here, of course. National Left was quick to cover how that might affect the…

Senedd Bites #25: Clearing the Air

(Title Image: ITV Wales) £20million fund to tackle air pollution The Welsh Government have announced a £20million package to address air pollution, which Public Health Wales believes is responsible for as many as 2,000 excess…

Best of the Blogs #24: Mind Palace

(Title Image: Visit Cardiff) Jacqui at Carmarthenshire Planning called on county councillors to revisit and review the unlawful libel indemnity clause. A guest blog hosted at Elections in Wales by Dr Siim Trumm on dual…

Senedd Bites #23: Tributes, Mergers & Blocks

(Title Image: Wales Online) Tributes to former Welsh Secretary, Nicholas Edwards & Lord Richard Former Welsh Secretary, Nicholas Edwards (Lord Crickhowell), died on 17th March at the age of 84. He was the longest-serving Welsh…

Best of the Blogs #23: Free News?

(Title Image: BBC Wales) With further declines in local titles, West Wales News Review questions whether we can afford "free news"? Glyndwr Cennydd Jones outlines some of the constitutional consequences and options for a post-Brexit…

Senedd Bites #22: Cash Crisis

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Headteachers warn of "quiet crisis" in school funding Headteachers told BBC Wales that they fear the prospect of teacher redundancies, larger class sizes and lower standards due to pressure on budgets…

Best of the Blogs #22: Just resting….

(Title Image: via Youtube) National Left compares the reasoning used by the UK Government to retain powers over the devolved settlement (with regard the Continuity Bill) to a famous excuse from Father Ted. Rodolfo Walsh's…

Senedd Bites #21: Caretaker

(Title Image: Wales Online) £14million for school maintenance Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), announced a £14million fund for schools to make urgent repairs after concerns were raised that maintenance costs were…