Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced a “Great Repeal Bill”
would be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act 1973 and
end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. She also
confirmed Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered by the
end of March 2017, starting a two-year EU withdrawal process.
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Detailed scrutiny of how Wales is being run. (Fourth Assembly inquiries are under 'Archive').
Monday, 31 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
By OwenFriday, October 28, 2016BCBC, Bridgend, BridgT, Football, Housing, Independents, Labour, LFAS, Lib Dems, PlanBCBC, Roads, SchoolsView Comments
|Penybont FC's plans to improve facilities in Bryntirion have suffered a setback.|
(Pic : Ton Pentre FC)
The monthly meeting of Bridgend Council's Development Control Committee was held yesterday afternoon. As usual, the webcast is available here.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
By OwenWednesday, October 26, 2016Banks, Borders, Brexit, Business, Canada, EU, Farming, Foreign Affairs, FreeMove, Industry, IntLaw, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Tax, Trade, Turkey, Unionism, WhitehallView Comments
|Soft Brexit vs Hard Brexit - the same process but different end results.|
(Pic : buzzfeed.com)
I said I wouldn't return to Brexit until something concrete happens. Now that we have a timetable for the activation of Article 50 , a recent ministerial meeting involving the devolved administrations and hints at what sort of Brexit the UK Government will pursue, it's worth coming back to it again.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
By OwenSunday, October 23, 2016BIS, Fiscal Policy, HMT, Housing, Independence, Independence Minutiae, Planning, PubServ, Swansea, UnionsView Comments
|(Pic : Land Registry)|
The latest in my series of indescribably boring and technical posts looking at overlooked and minor issues of Welsh independence considers registration of land ownership (titles, deeds etc.). At the moment it's the responsibility of the Land Registry.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
By OwenWednesday, October 19, 2016ArtsC, BudgetWG, Farming, Hospitals, Housing, Labour, Lib Dems, Local Gov, Medicine, Museums, Plaid, Regeneration, Schools, Universities, WGFinLGView Comments
|(Pic : BBC Wales)|
The Welsh Government's spending plans for the next financial year were tabled in the Senedd on Tuesday by Local Government & Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford (Lab, Cardiff West).
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
By OwenTuesday, October 18, 2016Assembly, Cons, DfT, FirstMin, FMQs, Internet, Labour, Lib Dems, Medicine, Metro, NPT, Plaid, PrimaryC, Rail, RCT, Theatre, UKIP, Universities, WGEcon, WGEdView Comments
AMs donned windbreakers and proverbially hung around platforms as the future of rail services dominated proceedings this week. It's also a week that marks the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster on Friday – with commemorations due at the Senedd tomorrow. It's budget week too and I hope to have something on that for tomorrow (Thursday at the latest).
Sunday, 16 October 2016
|"Remember kids, don't do this ridiculously cool thing."|
Our crippling, and deeply unhelpful, obsession with nostalgia and relics of the past could soon see over-powered production cars using Wales' narrow and poorly maintained forestry roads at 70mph.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
|Traitor? Following his conscience? Legitimately disgruntled?|
(Pic : Wales Online)
The timing's a bit of a shock, but the news isn't. This was going to be a more jocular post, but that's been shunted as there's only one story today and that's Dafydd Elis-Thomas' announcement last night that he's left Plaid Cymru and will sit out the rest of the term as an Independent AM.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
By OwenThursday, October 13, 2016ActTrav, Assembly, Cons, Curriculum, England, IMD, Labour, Local Gov, Netherlands, Plaid, PUBH, Roads, Schools, Society, UKIP, Welsh Law, WGHealth, YPeopView Comments
|Only a third of Welsh schoolchildren get their recommended hour of physical activity a day.|
Pic : Road Safety GB)
The latest backbench members debate was on the subject of physical activity, in particular walking and cycling.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
By OwenTuesday, October 11, 2016Anglesey, BBC, Cons, FirstMin, FMQs, Hospitals, Ireland, Labour, M4Newport, Newport, Northern Ireland, Plaid, Planning, Refugees, Torfaen, UKIP, WGFinLG, WIssView Comments
There was a varied FMQs today, with questions ranging from the M4, average earnings, the planning system and also a polite warning from the Llywydd.
Monday, 10 October 2016
By OwenMonday, October 10, 2016Assembly, Cabinet, CLAC, Commission, Constitution, FirstMin, INQ, Powers, UK Law, UK Parliament, Wales Bill, WAOFF, Welsh Law, WhitehallView Comments
Saturday, 8 October 2016
By OwenSaturday, October 08, 2016Assembly, Business, Energy, England, Fiscal Policy, Housing, Labour, Plaid, Planning, Rail, Regeneration, Roads, Scotland, White PapersView Comments
|(Pic : Plaid Cymru)|
On Monday, the Shadow Ministers for the Economy & Infrastructure – Adam Price AM (Plaid, Carms. E & Dinefwr) and Dai Lloyd AM (Plaid, South Wales West) respectively – launched a policy paper outlining their proposal to create a National Infrastructure Commission (pdf).
Thursday, 6 October 2016
By OwenThursday, October 06, 2016Assembly, BCBC, Bridgend, Business, Cons, Crime, Fire, KPC, Labour, LFAS, Libraries, MaesT, NRW, PCoed, Plenary, Third Sector, UKIP, Waste, WGEnvView Comments
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
By OwenWednesday, October 05, 2016Assembly, Cons, England, Labour, Local Gov, Plaid, Plenary, UKIP, WGFinLG, Williams, WLGAView Comments
|In case you were wondering, it's in reference to this.|
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
By OwenTuesday, October 04, 2016Borders, Brexit, Cadw, Cardiff, Cons, Farming, FirstMin, FMQs, Gwynedd, Hospitals, Housing, Labour, Plaid, PM, PrimaryC, Roads, Swansea, UKIP, WGEcon, WhitehallView Comments
Sunday, 2 October 2016
By OwenSunday, October 02, 2016BudgetWG, Colleges, England, Fiscal Policy, Housing, Iaith Gymraeg, Labour, Lib Dems, Poverty, Universities, WGEd, White Papers, YPeopView Comments