Archive for June, 2009

Jun
29

Devolution fog

Michelle Matheron describes a project to help engagement with devolution in Wales:

Jun
25

Welsh spending faces £2.2 billion cut between 2011 and 2014

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.

Jun
25

Why Calman Report could bring Salmond and Cameron together

Iain Macwhirter assesses the importance of the recent Calaman report into the funding the Scottish Parliament:

Jun
22

Welsh taxes

The Assembly would be obliged to welcome tax powers, if Scotland’s are extended, says Professor James Foreman-Peck:

Jun
09

Living with a ‘Decisive Change of Direction’

John Osmond provides a commentary on the outcome of the European elections in Wales

Jun
04

Television’s Crisis 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.

Jun
01

A Welsh process and a Scottish event

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 [...]

Jun
01

Assembly Bwletin Cynulliad June 2009

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.