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First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

Posted on 2 April 2020 by Luke Nicholas

This post was written by Nye Davies and Luke Nicholas The First Minister’s decision to draft the leaders of the two largest opposition parties into his Cabinet Core Group is […]

Taxes in the draft Welsh Budget – Wales’ first ‘rabbit-out-of-hat’ moment?

Taxes in the draft Welsh Budget – Wales’ first ‘rabbit-out-of-hat’ moment?

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Guto Ifan

George Osborne’s Chancellorship was famously littered with headline-grabbing tax reforms, tax-hikes and give-aways. In style and politics, the ex-Chancellor may have very little in common with the Welsh Government’s Cabinet […]

Political Knowledge in Wales

Political Knowledge in Wales

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Jac Larner

The issue of measuring the political knowledge of voters is one that can be traced to the origins of modern political science. Without the ability to measure public opinion on […]

The Wales Bill – Deal or no deal?

The Wales Bill – Deal or no deal?

Posted on 16 January 2017 by Steffan Evans

With its progress through the House of Lords nearly complete, the Wales Bill faces one final hurdle before it becomes law. On Tuesday the 17th of January, the members of […]

All those opposed: Plaid and the role of opposition in the National Assembly

All those opposed: Plaid and the role of opposition in the National Assembly

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Nye Davies

In light of Dafydd Elis-Thomas' decision to leave the Plaid group, Nye Davies explores the role of Plaid and the opposition in the National Assembly Clement Attlee called it “the […]