Welsh Assembly

It Was 20 Years Ago Today: My Recollection Of The Dramatic Night Wales Voted 'Yes'

Kevin Brennan | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

The heavens opened that night and I got thoroughly soaked as I walked the mile home at dawn but I didn't care. We had done it, and even though Cardiff had voted no overall, our campaign had brought out enough yes voters in the Capital city to play our part in the narrowest of victories.

Mark Reckless Is A Pound Shop Douglas Carswell Who Deserves To Be Forgotten

Owen Bennett | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

Try to remember the name Mark Reckless. Not for any profound political reason, but because in years to come those words will be the answer to the pub quiz question: "Who was the second Tory to defect to Ukip in 2014?" That's the only reason to remember him - the only reason to even keep those two words in your brain. After all, why else take the time to remember just another politician willing to go back on their principles so they can stay in public office?

Seven Years In Charge: For Carwyn Jones This Should Be An Anniversary To Forget

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Just weeks after taking office, Carwyn Jones outlined a bold philosophy for government - describing education and skills as the key to Wales' success, and promising to strengthen the Welsh education system. Fast forward seven years, and it's clear that it hasn't gone to plan.

After Brexit, It's Time For A Bigger, Stronger Senedd

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

'May you live in interesting times' goes the old Chinese curse. And few could deny that we do: Brexit, a party system in flux, and a constitution in t...

Nigel Farage Tried To Force Neil Hamilton Out Of May's Election With 'Crony List'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage tried to impose his own list of “cronies” on Ukip for the May elections in an attempt to block the disgraced ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton...

Getting It Right: Voter Registration Lessons For The UK

Oliver Sidorczuk | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Politics
Oliver Sidorczuk

In Britain, we have a serious, growing problem with the health of our democracy. Yet policy-makers have systematically failed to look beyond our shores and undertake even a basic search for the available solutions to our problems.

Welsh Politics Needs a Demcoratic Renewal

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

With the Wales Bill making its way through Westminster, the ERS are laying down a challenge for parties to get behind proposals for revitalising democracy in Wales, with the launch of 'Breathing New Life into Politics'. It's the first of three manifestos being published ahead of May's Assembly elections.

The Upcoming TV Debates in Wales Need to Include All Six Parties

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It would be wrong for broadcasters in Wales to exclude the Greens and Ukip. Their support has grown significantly since the last Assembly elections. And both parties are in the race to secure their first Assembly Members this May. It's only right that they should face the scrutiny of the public and other parties.

False Letter Tricks Welsh Assembly Into Paying This London Underground Worker £100,000

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A London Underground worker has admitted receiving more than £100,000 from the Welsh Assembly after officials were tricked into thinking they were pa...

A New Wales

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

2016 offers a significant opportunity for Wales; a chance to free our communities from Labour's rusty old shackles, clear potential for a fresh approach to public services and - ultimately - the real possibility of a successful new Wales.

What Are the Welsh Assembly Elections and How Do They Affect You?

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Most people couldn't pick Leanne Wood out of a line up of generally forgettable politicians. So with the General Election over and done with, is that it for Wales? Not quite. In 2016 those of us registered to vote in Wales will be heading back to the polling booths to vote in the Welsh Assembly elections.

Our Welsh NHS Needs a Full, Independent Inquiry - Now

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Welsh Labour have labelled our calls for a Keogh-style Inquiry as "politically motivated." How can it be politically motivated to give patients and people the chance to have their say alongside those of our health professionals?

The Mathematics of Devolution

John Watson | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Watson

Whatever one might think politically, the Scottish "No" vote avoids some nasty questions for those of us who live south of the border. Would we have found a new home for Trident? Would the reduction of clout have prevented us reforming the EU? Would it have lost us our seat on the Security Council?...

The New BBC Charter Needs to Reflect Devolution

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

In three years' time, the BBC Charter will be up for renewal. It is safe to say that this Charter renewal will be more significant than others for a number of reasons...

Want to Do This For A Living?

PA | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

Wales' first minister has launched an investigation after a Welsh government backed scheme offered career advice on how to earn megabucks working in t...

Wales' Green Image Risks Becoming an Illusion

Anne Meikle | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Meikle

So what did the Welsh government actually unveil at that event in Blaenavon? Was it a white paper which offered a 'ground breaking' plan for legislation which will make Wales a leading light on sustainable development? Having now had time to analyse it, the answer, sadly, is still 'not yet'.

The UK Was Leading on Tackling Climate Change - So Why Is the Government Now Failing to Act?

Jane Davidson | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Jane Davidson

David Cameron, who once pledged to lead the "greenest government ever", is nowhere to be seen on what I still believe is the most important issue of our times - responding appropriately to the climate challenge.

Now for UK Constitution Talks

PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics

Prime minister David Cameron should set up talks on the United Kingdom's constitution before it is too late, Wales' first minister Carwyn Jones has sa...

'Guests Met With Abuse And Threats': Welsh Politician Apologises For Hotel Drink Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

A 71-year-old politician brought the Welsh Assembly into disrepute after a late-night drinking session with a mystery woman in a five-star hotel funde...

The Importance of Inclusion and Equality in Female Leadership

Laura Dunn | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Laura Dunn

I find it startling that in the second decade of the 21st century only 5% of Heads of State are women, examples including Queen Elizabeth II and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. We must do better to raise this statistic before the decade is out.

Welsh Happy To Be Part Of UK, Only 7% Want Independence

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Only 7% of people in Wales want the country to become independent, a new survey shows. Today on St David's Day, a study published by ICM Research f...

Which Welsh MP Thinks The UK Is Like The Titanic?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics

The chairman of the Welsh Affairs committee David Davies has likened the United Kingdom to the Titanic, claiming it is now "just a question of how lon...

Plaid Cymru Deputy Leader Suspended Over Facebook 'Child Abuse' Comment

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Politics

Plaid Cymru has suspended the party's deputy leader on Cardiff Council following comments he made on Facebook. Councillor Neil McEvoy used the webs...

Why Teaching Welsh is Important to Wales

Abby Young-Powell | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Abby Young-Powell

There are many reasons why keeping Welsh on the school curriculum is important, but to me it is vital as it is part of our ancestry. Cultural imperialism and social snobbery forced our grandfathers to murmur Welsh in the playgrounds, but they did, and it is only because they did so that we can speak it out loud all over Wales today.

Lucy Sherriff

Welsh Schools Crippled By Teacher Walkout

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of schools and further education colleges are being forced to close as teachers across Wales down their tools and strike over pension changes...