AMs back principle of Clean Air Zones

(Title Image: ITV Wales) The Issue Air pollution is one of Wales' biggest hidden killers, with an estimated 2,000 excess deaths every year in Wales as a result of poor air quality. The Welsh Government…

FMQs: Prostates, NHS Cash & Hybrid Cars

FMQs, 19th June 2018 Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Prostate Cancer Screening Screening for prostate cancer "left a lot to be desired", particularly in Wales, given that treatment…

FMQs: EEA, CEOs and HMPs

FMQs, 12th June 2018 Leanne Wood AM (Plaid, Rhondda): EEA Membership Labour's policy on single market membership has been said to be flexible, but there was nothing flexible about "£5billion being wiped from the Welsh…

FMQs: Staying on Track

Yesterday's announcement regarding the details of the new Wales & Borders rail franchise and South Wales Metro dominated proceedings. FMQs, 5th June 2018 Caroline Jones AM (UKIP, South Wales West): New Rail Franchise The rail…

“No scientific reason” to re-test nuclear mud

(Title Image: Wales Online) P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff Submitted by Tim Deere-Jones Signatures: 7,171 (online and paper)…

FMQs: Circuit of Wales, Child Poverty & The…

Following the sudden ousting of Neil Hamilton AM (UKIP, Mid & West Wales) as UKIP group leader, there was a new face leading that group's questioning at this week's FMQs. FMQs, 22nd May 2018 Leader…

Giving a s**t about bowel cancer

(Title Image: Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials) The Issue Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in both men and women and one of the biggest killers. Since 2008, all people…

FMQs: Powers, Trains & Special Measures

The real rough-and-tumble today will surround the (final) vote on the UK's Brexit Bill; I'll have something on that later, hopefully - hence why this is being posted earlier than usual. As a result, this…

UKIP fails to gather support for scrapping Minimum…

(Title Image: The National[Scotland]) The Issue Scotland recently introduced a minimum-per-unit price for alcohol sold in stores, which has led to price increases – particularly for stronger alcohol. Wales is set to follow suit, with…

Senedd “shatters the taboo” on period poverty

(Title Image:Photo by Jochen Tack/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock via Metro) The Issue Not wanting to be indelicate, but "period poverty" is when women and girls can't afford sanitary products. While under EU rules VAT has to be applied…

FMQs: Stitch-Ups, Dyslexia & Booze

As the First Minister was on the inaugural Cardiff-Doha Qatar Airways flight this afternoon, the Leader of the House – and effectively Deputy First Minister - Julie James (Lab, Swansea West) stood in for him.…

40 AMs vote down calls for a Second…

(Title Image: ITV Wales) The Issue As you might've heard, the Second Severn Bridge is to be re-named "The Prince of Wales Bridge" following a unilateral decision by the Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns. It was…

FMQs: The Long Goodbye Starts

Following Carwyn Jones' announcement that he intends to stand down as First Minister later this year – more on that from me tomorrow (along with the Brexit deal) – this week's FMQs lacked the edge…

FMQs: See you in court?

This is one of those days where Welsh politics wasn't dull. The UK Government is taking the Welsh Government to court. The Welsh Government looks set to take the Assembly to court. And then there…