AMs still have confidence in Cairns (sort of)

(Title Image: BBC Wales) The Issue Wales has been blessed with some dreadful Welsh Secretaries down the years, but it's deemed necessary for Wales to retain a full-time voice in the UK Cabinet to "represent…

AMs debate anti-opencast petition report

(Title Image: Coflein Mapping) P-04-472 "Make the MTAN law" P-04-575 "Call in All Opencast Mining Planning Applications" Submitted by Dr John Cox, United Valleys Action Group Signatures: 7,360 (combined - online) Petition Supporting Evidence Petitions…

Law to ban new leasehold houses “not ruled…

(Title Image: lovemoney.com) Over the last few months, there've been a number of backbench member's debates on issues around leasehold properties – some of which seriously impact people's finances and quality of life. This time…

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…

The Talking Point #33: Faith of the Hea-RT

(Title Image: BBC Wales) * Note - This was written before this morning's announcement. Tidal Lagoon aside, the other main talking point of the week is without a shadow of a doubt Airbus' "threat" or…

FMQs: Lagoons, Syringes & The High Street

FMQs, 26th June 2018 Leanne Wood AM (Plaid, Rhondda): Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Decision Yesterday, Labour MPs backed Heathrow's third runway the same day the UK Government cancelled the Swansea Tidal Lagoon. Any government that's…

Pupil Deprivation Grant: Hitting the target?

(Title Image: Wales Online) Education & Young People Committee Targeted funding to improve education outcomes (pdf) Published: 20th June 2018 Chair's Statement, Lynne Neagle AM (Lab, Torfaen): "While we welcome the broad principle of targeting…