It’s inconceivable that Plaid Cymru won’t make pressing for an independence referendum the price for its support in a coalition with Labour.
In 2007, it almost looked like the a plausible anti-Labour alternative for Wales. But things are very different today.
Health is one of the most pressing issues to get right in the upcoming Welsh Parliament elections.
In two decades, Wales has become one of the most centralised states in Europe.
Some fear this is part of deeper struggle within the party as a prominent pro-devolution MS is deselected by local activists.
Both the Conservatives and Plaid have gone on the attack, but can anything break Labour’s iron grip on Cardiff Bay this year?
May 6, 2021 will be a key day in our history. We now urgently need a Welsh Conservative administration in Cardiff Bay.
Labour administrations have undermined the constitutional settlement through misgovernment and pushing for more and yet more powers.
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.
Also: another miserable week in Government for the SNP; the deep damage of the Irish Protocol grow clearer by the day; and more.
The First Minister’s absurd decree banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ goods spotlights the tension between devolved lockdowns and reserved finances.
With a second lockdown looming, Sturgeon appears keen on a harmonised approach. This is welcome, but ministers should not drop their guard.
Rather than demanding more and more powers, Cardiff Bay politicians should focus on proving they can use effectively those they already have.
Also: Welsh Government back SNP in fight over post-EU powers; SNP loyalist appointed to head ‘independent’ inquiry as party muzzles MSPs; and more.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?