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…

FMQs: Ambulances, Russia & The Loch Ness Monster

FMQs, 13th March 2018 Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Ambulance Response Times Despite progress, there've been a number of high-profile serious ambulance delays, on occasion up to 20…

Senedd backs call for the future devolution of…

(Title Image: Wales Online) The Issue The Thomas Commission has been set up with a view to laying the groundwork for the eventual devolution of criminal justice. Although AMs have already backed the principle of…

AMs back petition calling for a ban on…

(Title Image: via 38degrees.org.uk) This is a first for Senedd Home by being the first debate on a public petition covered here. As you probably know, petitions submitted to the Senedd that achieve 5,000 or…

FMQs: Mental Health Deaths, Minimum Ages & Trump…

FMQs, 6th March Leanne Wood AM (Plaid, Rhondda): Mental Health Patient Deaths There've been reports that 271 mental health patients have died over the last six years in "EnglandandWales". Leanne asked if any Welsh health…

FMQs: Would you like some Brexit with that?

As the First Minister's visiting the United States and Canada on a trade mission this week, Leader of the House, Julie James (Lab, Swansea West), filled in. LotHQs is a bit of a mouthful though.…

“It’s a real war, right outside your front…

(Title Image: Eastern Daily Press) The Issue Unadopted roads are roads that aren't maintained by a local authority. It's usually down to the owners of property along an unadopted road to maintain it. Leaving roads…

Mark Isherwood turns up the heat on fuel…

(Title Image: Mark Isherwood AM) Fuel poverty is defined as when a household spending 10% or more of their income on energy. In 2016 it was estimated 23% of households in Wales were living in…

FMQs: Dummies, Crims & Puppies

FMQs, 13th February Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Hywel Dda Health Board Budget Deficit Hywel Dda health board (which serves west Wales) is projecting a budget deficit of…

AMs unlikely to get a final vote on…

(Title Image: Welsh Government via BBC Wales) The Issue With the projected costs of the proposed M4 Newport bypass rapidly approaching £1.5billion – and perhaps not stopping there – the issue has once again loomed…

AMs back public consultation on Assembly reform

(Title Image: Institute of Welsh Affairs) Earlier this afternoon, AMs unanimously backed launching a public consultation on proposals to reform the National Assembly that were contained in the McAllister Review, which was published at the…

FMQs: Apologies, Border Controls & E-mails

First Minister apologises to Adam Price Following "ugly scenes" in the Senedd chamber last week after his use of e-mail correspondence between Adam Price AM (Plaid, Carms. E & Dinefwr) and Hywel Dda health board…

What Suzy Davies said about disabled access &…

The latest short debate looked at two related issues that best demonstrate the positives of the Senedd's petitions system as they've both received lots of public attention and influenced government policy to a certain degree.…

AMs demand ban on new-build leaseholds

(Title Image: lovemoney.com) The Issue When you buy a property there are broadly two types of contract/purchase. Firstly, freehold - where you own the land the property is built on outright. Secondly, there's leasehold -…

FMQs: But his e-mails….

FMQs, 30th January 2018 Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Carl Sargeant Reshuffle Leaks The first inquiry findings into the events leading up to the death of Carl Sargeant…

What Sian Gwenllian said about gender quotas

(Title Image: Focus Magazines) 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of granting women the right to vote in the UK – though it still had additional restrictions compared to men. How much progress has been made…

FMQs: Withybush, M4 Newport & Mobile Signals

FMQs, 23rd January 2018 Leanne Wood AM (Plaid, Rhondda): Rumoured hospital closures in west Wales It's only been three years since Hywel Dda health board reconfigured services to provide a long-term solution. As First Minister,…

What AMs said about medicinal cannabis

(Title Image: Telegraph) The Issue Cannabis – despite its classification as an illegal narcotic – can be an effective pain-reliever, particularly for chronic and neurological conditions. Chemical components from cannabis have now been used to…

What Lee Waters said about The Rise of…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) We're currently on the cusp of what's called the "Fourth Industrial Revolution", whereby the economy becomes more responsive to big data and many industrial and service processes are either replaced by…