Best of the Blogs #36: Wacky Backy

(Title Image: Telegraph) Cllr. Peter Black asks if public opinion is swinging towards medicinal cannabis use? National Left on the Green Party in Wales' "bottle job". Daran Hill on the summer and autumn leadership contests.…

Senedd Bites #36: Summer, Summer, Summer Time

(Title Image: Wales Online) Carwyn outlines final legislative programme On 17th July, the First Minister outlined the final legislative programme of his tenure, listing the laws which will be introduced to the Senedd during the…

Best of the Blogs #35: Bottled

Scot Goes Pop offers a Scottish perspective on the Plaid Cymru leadership election. West Wales News Review on the Afan Valley resort – sales pitches before planning permission. More from Jac o' the North on…

Best of the Blogs #34: Fernicher

(Title Image: diyweek.net) National Left on Trago Mills' evocation of the Ratner's School of Marketing. David Clubb on the Swansea Tidal Lagoon decision. Rhun ap Iorwerth AM (Plaid, Ynys Mon) effectively rules out working with…

Best of the Blogs #33: Foreign Relations

(Title Image: via Twitter) Hedydd Phylip on Welsh-Scottish relations during Brexit negotiations. Y Cneifiwr on the candidates running in the Saron by-election for Carmarthenshire Council on 19th July. Gorwel's Daniel Roberts on the future of…

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…