A sacking and its consequences- the IWA Podcast

What does the sacking of Alun Davies as a Minister say about the Welsh Government and the ministerial code?






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The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies AM, has been sacked following weeks of controversy. The final nail in the coffin was an email requesting details of farm subsidy payments to five opposition AM’s, including two party leaders.

But what does this say about veracity of the ministerial code, and should the decision about sacking Ministers be taken out of the First Minister’s hands? What does the whole episode say about the way the Welsh Government works and the First Minister’s judgement?

Cathy Owens, Daran Hill and Lee Waters join the IWA’s Jess Blair to discuss in our latest IWA Podcast.