Senedd honks horns over traffic congestion

(Title Image: Wales Online) The Issue A report at the end of last year showed traffic jams cost the Welsh economy £280million last year (though some, like John Dixon, have questioned how this figure was…

Senedd Bites #14: Bypass bill increases & more

(Title Image: Deryn Consulting) £135million added to Newport bypass bill The proposed M4 bypass of Newport will now cost £1.3billion after a £135million package of improvements to Newport docks was announced as part of an…

Best of the Blogs #14: Farage a troublemaker?…

(Title Image: via Pinterest) Cllr. Peter Black describes Nigel Farage as "a troublemaker in search of a crisis" by interfering in Irish politics. Prof. Roger Scully gives his summarised verdict on the electoral fortunes of…

AMs back Valleys Action Plan

(Title Image: Wales Online) The Issue The Welsh Government's Valleys Taskforce recently launched their action plan (my take here) after a lengthy consultation process with the affected communities. The plan aims to improve the economic…

FMQs: NHS Battlefields, Brexit Fund & Plastic

FMQs, 9th January 2018 Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): NHS Winter Pressures Were highly-publicised pressures in the Welsh NHS over the last few weeks predictable and preventable? Some…

Henry VIII and why Senedd committees still say…

(Title Image: Spartacus Educational) Constitutional Affairs Committee: The Welsh Government's Legislative Consent Memorandum on the European Union Withdrawal Bill (pdf) External Affairs Committee: Interim Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (pdf) Both published: 18th December…