Michelle Matheron describes a project to help engagement with devolution in Wales:
Archive for June, 2009
A new analysis of the UK 2009 Budget shows that for the first time since the founding of the National Assembly in 1999, there will be real terms cuts in public expenditure in Wales.
Iain Macwhirter assesses the importance of the recent Calaman report into the funding the Scottish Parliament:
The Assembly would be obliged to welcome tax powers, if Scotland’s are extended, says Professor James Foreman-Peck:
John Osmond provides a commentary on the outcome of the European elections in Wales
Leading figures from Welsh cultural and political life, including the Archbishop of Wales, the National Poet for Wales, and the opera singer Bryn Terfel, have signed an open letter to the UK Government calling for a restoration of £25m a year they say is being lost to English language television in Wales.
Reviewing the devolution decade so far had been a common activity among political observers until the all-consuming MPs’ expenses row rose to the top of the agenda. A welcome side effect of the wider debate about politics sparked by the expenses row is that constitutional matters are no longer just the preserve of political anoraks [...]
June 2009: European elections: the results in Wales – Powers over the Welsh language: bid to devolve further powers to Wales continues – Olympic rowing: report by MPs suggests no significant benefit for Wales in 2012 – Hain’s call: new Welsh Secretary calls on colleagues to heed Euro election drubbing.