Labour’s latest devolution pledges – the IWA podcast

The latest IWA podcast examines Labour’s latest devolution pledges

After the announcement’s by the Labour Party of its response to the Silk Commission report on further devolution, and the beginning of the scrutiny of the Wales Bill in the House of Commons, the regular IWA panel of political analysts discuss Labour’s pledges.

IWA Director Lee Waters, Director of public affairs consultants Deryn, Cathy Owens, and Daran Hill, MD of Positif, discuss the weekend’s developments with Jess Blair.

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2 thoughts on “Labour’s latest devolution pledges – the IWA podcast

  1. The so called ‘Welsh’ Labour MPs didn’t even have the decency to stand up for the poorest in society when they failed to oppose the welfare cap. The poorest areas of Wales all have Labour MPs. Yet they want us to believe that we’ll be having jam tomorrow.

    Last time they were in power they handed our water over to England via the GOW Act. They have continuously voted against devolving power over Welsh assets to Wales. I dread to think what they would do if they ever get back in.

    Never trust a party who would rather Wales was run by the Tories from London than by their own in Wales.

  2. An interesting and informative discussion. I like the format.

    Daran’s comment on the ever-nearing ‘Canute’ moment for some people in the Labour Party is particularly interesting, largely because I take it as granted that Daran is very close to the ‘guts’ of the Labour Party in Wales and knows the mood music very well.

    Labour has every right to stand in front of the sea and proclaim that it should not rise, and I think it is almost inevitable that they will do that at some point (or sections of it will), but I’m more than a little suspicious that they will last very long as an effective political force in Wales if they do.

    I’m sure that you are all aware of the inscription at the base of the statue of Parnell in Dublin, so I won’t repeat it here…

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