A new analysis of the UK 2009 Budget shows that for the first time since the founding of the National Assembly in 1999, there will be real terms cuts in public expenditure in Wales.
Leading figures from Welsh cultural and political life, including the Archbishop of Wales, the National Poet for Wales, and the opera singer Bryn Terfel, have signed an open letter to the UK Government calling for a restoration of £25m a year they say is being lost to English language television in Wales.
Reviewing the devolution decade so far had been a common activity among political observers until the all-consuming MPs’ expenses row rose to the top of the agenda. A welcome side effect of the wider debate about politics sparked by the expenses row is that constitutional matters are no longer just the preserve of political anoraks […]
Betsan Powys reflects on last night’s European election hustings – organised by the IWA – on her blog. She has chosen to focus on the row over the three out of four of the Welsh Conservatives’ candidates who apparently do not live in Wales. This debate was first aired in the Western Mail last weekend.