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Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
By OwenSaturday, August 20, 2016Civil Liberties, Courts, Crime, DEFW, Foreign Affairs, HomeOff, Independence, Intelligence, Internet, Military, Policing, Terrorism, UK LawView Comments
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
By OwenWednesday, August 17, 2016Civil Defence, Conserv, Crime, DEFW, Disasters, Drugs, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Independence, IntLaw, Military, Pembrokeshire, Sea, Swansea, TourismView Comments
Sunday, 14 August 2016
By OwenSunday, August 14, 2016Air, Ambulance, Anglesey, Ceredigion, Civil Defence, DEFW, Foreign Affairs, Gwynedd, Independence, Military, Pembrokeshire, Policing, Vale, WarView Comments
Thursday, 11 August 2016
By OwenThursday, August 11, 2016Aid, Anglesey, Civil Defence, DEFW, Foreign Affairs, Independence, IntLaw, Military, MoD, Pembrokeshire, Powys, UN, Vale, WarView Comments
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
By OwenTuesday, August 09, 2016BudgetUK, Canada, Constitution, DEFW, Denmark, EUCOM, Fire, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Affairs, Iceland, Independence, IntLaw, Ireland, Japan, Military, NATO, Policing, Switzerland, UN, WarView Comments
Sunday, 7 August 2016
By OwenSunday, August 07, 2016Air, Ambulance, Arts, Civil Defence, Crime, DEFW, Drugs, EU, Fire, Foreign Affairs, Independence, Intelligence, Internet, Military, NATO, Sea, Terrorism, UN, WarView Comments
Thursday, 4 August 2016
By OwenThursday, August 04, 2016Civil Defence, Climate, Crime, DEFW, Disasters, Energy, England, Farming, Iceland, Independence, Military, MoD, NatR, PUBH, Religion, Russia, Terrorism, War, WasteView Comments
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
By OwenWednesday, August 03, 2016Abolish, ASC, Assembly, Brexit, EU Parl, Independents, Miscellaneous, UKIPView Comments
|He might have backed Brexit, but where will Nathan Gill Remain?|
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Update 17/08/2016 : Nathan Gill has made his choice - he's keeping both jobs. Bizarrely, he's leaving the UKIP Assembly group to sit as an Independent, but will remain a UKIP member, UKIP MEP for Wales and leader of UKIP's Welsh branch. You couldn't make it up. Do-do-dodododo-do-do-do-do.
Another Update 18/08/2016 : Just when you thought the hole couldn't be dug any deeper, Channel 4 News reveal this little problem....I may have to return to that once more details come out.
It's taken them just over three months, but – as widely anticipated – the signs are that the UKIP Assembly group is beginning to dismantle itself.
Monday, 1 August 2016
- The First Minister believed the vote to leave the EU could lead to a federal UK, adding that he wanted to avoid Wales becoming “an annexe to England”. At an extraordinary meeting of the British-Irish Council in Cardiff on July 22nd, the First Minister said any future EU withdrawal deal should be ratified by the four UK parliaments, saying they needed to “work together to map out a successful way forward”.
Thursday, 30 June 2016
- Plaid Cymru warned Welsh produce could lose its geographically protected status if the UK voted to leave the EU. Simon Thomas AM (Plaid, Mid & West Wales) said, “These special designations mean....producers don't have to compete with cheap imitations.” Leave campaigners said the UK could “strike a new deal”.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
By OwenWednesday, June 29, 2016Barnett, Brexit, Constitution, England, EU, Farming, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Independence, Industry, Plaid, Powers, Racism, Scotland, Services, SteelSOS, Third Sector, Trade, UniversitiesView Comments
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After exploring the inexhaustable number of reasons why Wales might've voted to leave the EU, as well as the Welsh Government and National Assembly's response to the vote, it's worth exploring in a bit more detail what the immediate and medium-term outcomes of Brexit might mean here.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
By OwenTuesday, June 28, 2016Barnett, Brexit, Conservatives, EU, Farming, FirstMin, Fiscal Policy, Independence, Industry, InOutRef, Labour, Monetary Policy, Plaid, Plenary, Regeneration, Scotland, Trade, UKIP, UnionismView Comments
Monday, 27 June 2016
By OwenMonday, June 27, 2016Brexit, EmpSk, England, EU, EUCOM, Immigration, InOutRef, Labour, Northern Ireland, NPT, Plaid, Poverty, RCT, Regeneration, Scotland, SNP, Third Sector, UK Press, UKIP, Welsh PressView Comments
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Last Thursday's decision to leave the European Union is a 9 on the Richter scale "political earthquake" that will change the course of European history in a manner that hasn't been seen since the Second World War or the end of Communism.
Friday, 24 June 2016
By OwenFriday, June 24, 2016Brexit, Conservatives, Constitution, Cornwall, England, EU, EUParl, Gibraltar, Immigration, Independence, InOutRef, Ireland, Labour, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, PM, Scotland, SNP, UKIP, UnionismView Comments
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After what seemed like decades of torture, the electorate has delivered our verdict on whether the UK should stay in the EU, with EnglandandWales comprehensively saying : "Out."
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
By OwenWednesday, June 22, 2016BBC, Business, Conservatives, EU, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, InOutRef, Labour, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, Regs, Trade, UnionsView Comments
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Both sides of the referendum debate took one of the few chances left on the UK-wide stage to put their arguments across before the vote on Thursday, with the BBC hosting an extraordinary event at Wembley Arena last night, attended by around 6,000 people.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
By OwenTuesday, June 21, 2016Care, Conservatives, Disability, EmpSk, EU, FirstMin, FMQs, Immigration, InOutRef, Labour, Metro, MHealth, Plaid, PrimaryC, PUBH, Tax, Terrorism, UKIP, WGEconView Comments
This is the last FMQs before the EU referendum but, as usual, there were a wide variety of topics up for discussion.