Senedd takes a stand against Female Genital Mutilation

(Title Image: Amnesty International) The Issue State of Wales – Life, Ethics & Independence III: Circumcision Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – previously known as female circumcision – is a "procedure" which includes girls/women either having…

Senedd Bites #9: New Schools, Pricey Booze

(Title Image: Evening Standard) Second phase of 21st Century Schools Programme launched The next phase ("Band B") of the school building programme called 21st Century Schools was launched last week by Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams…

Best of the Blogs #9: Rules & Reformations

(Title Image: Wales Online) There's a further follow up on Mark James CBE's latest legal threat by Y Cneifiwr. Carmarthen Planning asked whether it's one rule for us and another for the Dear Leader on…

Assembly Commission budget rise approved for 2018-19

(Title Image: Wales Online) Yesterday, AMs unanimously passed draft plans for Assembly's own running costs next year. The Finance Committee had been critical of aspects of the Assembly Commission's draft budget, particularly uncertainty surrounding the…

The Talking Point #9: Carwyn needs a fair…

(Title Image: Channel 4 News) Alongside the Carl Sargeant Inquiry, the wider issue of harassment and bullying in politics isn't over by a long shot. The First Minister was forced into accelerating the timetable for…

Borth Zoo Lynx Deaths: “There was a risk…

(Title Image: ITV Wales) There's been widespread concern over the wildlife protection procedures taken at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom (also known as Borth Animalarium) in Ceredigion following the recent deaths of two lynxes, one the…

FMQs: More Bullies Than Bullseye

I won't use the "Hit, Block, Miss" scoring system this week; it would've been neither fair nor right. FMQs, 14th November 2017 Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Welsh…

“The big man with a big heart”: AMs…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) It'll never quite be the same again, but the Senedd has resumed normal business following the death of Carl Sargeant. It was the first opportunity for his friends and colleagues to…