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…

The Talking Point #30: If it sounds too…

(Title Image: Afan Valley Forest Park/Northern Powerhouse Developments) Wales isn't short of big ideas and talk, but where we fall short is actually getting things done. I've lost count of the number of "big ideas"…

Food, Glorious Food?

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Public procurement of food (pdf) Published: 4th June 2018 Chair's Statement, Mike Hedges AM (Lab, Swansea East): "We are concerned at the perception of…

Welsh greenhouse gas emission targets set to be…

(Title Image: Climate Change Commission for Wales) Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Welsh Government progress on climate change mitigation (pdf) Published: 25th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Mike Hedges AM (Lab, Swansea East): "The Welsh Government's…

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…

The new plan for Welsh railways

(Title Image: Keolis-Amey via BBC Wales) Earlier this week, the winners of the new Wales & Borders rail franchise (Keolis-Amey) and Transport for Wales unveiled detailed plans for what they plan to do with the…

Why Wales hasn’t got on its bike yet

(Title Image: local-transport-projects.co.uk) Economy & Infrastructure Committee Post-legislative scrutiny of the Active Travel Act 2013 (pdf) Published: 24th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Russell George AM (Con, Montgomery): "The Act was never going to change Wales…

Five things we learned about beating low pay…

(Title Image: Wales Online) Communities Committee Making the economy work for people on low Incomes (pdf) Published: 23rd May 2018 Chair's Statement, John Griffiths AM (Lab, Newport East): "We all believe in the importance of…