Learning lessons from Carillion’s collapse

(Title Image: Metro) The Issue The final backbench members debate of the year was on the subject of PFI contracts, in particular Carillion – the PFI giant which collapsed in January 2018. In shorthand, PFI…

Best of the Blogs #34: Fernicher

(Title Image: diyweek.net) National Left on Trago Mills' evocation of the Ratner's School of Marketing. David Clubb on the Swansea Tidal Lagoon decision. Rhun ap Iorwerth AM (Plaid, Ynys Mon) effectively rules out working with…

The Talking Point #34: Davies vs Davies in…

To prove just how quickly things change in politics (and why I don't like making predictions), a fortnight ago I said (in a post on a possible, now confirmed, leadership election in Plaid Cymru) that…

AMs mark NHS 70th Anniversary

(Title Image: The Times) As you might have noticed, this week marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the National Health Service. Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething (Lab, Cardiff S. & Penarth) gave a history…

FMQs: Birthdays, Screaming Heads & Steel

FMQs, 3rd July 2018 Paul Davies AM (Con, Preseli Pembs.): Labour's Health Record This week marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. It's a time of celebration, but was the First Minister…