In 2007, it almost looked like the a plausible anti-Labour alternative for Wales. But things are very different today.
Posts Tagged: Mark Drakeford AM
WATCH: First Minister of Wales – “The union is in greater peril today than it’s been at any time in my political lifetime”
Drakeford insists that “the United Kingdom has to be fundamentally reformed if it is to survive”.
Simon Hart: Drakeford’s divisive politics must come to an end. In May, Welsh Conservatives offer a better future.
For this year’s Senedd elections, vote for a Welsh Government that will work with the UK Government, not against it.
The First Minister of Wales claims that ministers have done “the least they can get away with rather than the most that is needed”.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
Henry Hill: The public want UK-wide rules for Christmas, but we’re a long way from a ‘Four Nations’ approach
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.
Henry Hill: Tories claim Drakeford has turned Wales into ‘test-bed for left-wing socialist authority’
Also: another miserable week in Government for the SNP; the deep damage of the Irish Protocol grow clearer by the day; and more.
Drakeford’s ban on “non-essential items” sounded like a bad idea – and the results speak for themselves…
The Welsh government has found itself getting involved in an argument about sanitary towels, thanks to its bizarre policy.
The First Minister’s absurd decree banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ goods spotlights the tension between devolved lockdowns and reserved finances.
It worked so well the last ten times, after all. Also: Reckless defects to Abolish as controversy over Drakeford’s lockdown – and who’s paying – deepens.
Matt Smith: An unenforceable travel ban. No NHS transmission data. 30,000 lost jobs. But where is the media scrutiny of Labour in Wales?
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
‘We need to talk about the Union’: An inside look at the new group of Conservative MPs fighting for Britain
The 70-strong Conservative Union Research Group wants to support the Government’s mission to strengthen the United Kingdom.
With a second lockdown looming, Sturgeon appears keen on a harmonised approach. This is welcome, but ministers should not drop their guard.
Also: Welsh Government abandons separate testing app to join UK-run scheme; Gove tries to downplay the Irish Sea border.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.