Month: May 2020

Assembky Chamber

Funding the response to COVID-19: looking ahead to an unprecedented Supplementary Budget

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Guto Ifan

Welsh Government Supplementary Budgets do not usually garner much attention. Given the momentous events since the Welsh Government published its Final Budget allocations in March, tomorrow’s supplementary budget will be different. It may perhaps be the most significant budget ‘event’ in the history of devolution. The scale of additional funding to be allocated in this
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Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Nye Davies

Last week, First Minister Mark Drakeford caused controversy with comments he made about the nature of nationalism. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson, Drakeford was asked whether he thought the best chance of achieving socialism in Wales was to adopt a nationalist position. Drakeford responded by declaring that nationalism is “an inherently right-wing
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