Apology

In a number of previous blog posts I might have implied that First Minister Mark Drakeford was just a typical principle-free Welsh Labour careerist, a spineless stooge of capitalism and …

Daffodil time

Perhaps because of the mild winter, the yellow explosion of daffodils (Narcissus) seems to have come slightly earlier than usual this year, adding garish colour to public parks, roadside verges, …

First Minister’s Questions

Once a week, for 45 minutes on a Tuesday when the Assembly is in session, AMs have the chance to ask the First Minister one question plus a ‘supplementary’ follow-up. …

Radio Wales at 40

BBC Radio Wales was launched 40 years ago this month and to mark the occasion Wales’ solitary English-language national radio station has been blowing its own trumpet even more than …

Token Wales

In September something most unusual happened: a group of Welsh people stood up for Wales. The action took the form of an open letter from 40 Welsh playwrights to National …

Runners and riders

12.30 BUTETOWN WELSH LABOUR CUP (Class 6) For British-bred hacks, mules and token mares Winner: £135,000 a year plus expenses  Distance: Until reaching the knacker’s yard  Going: Heavy  Weather: Dull …

Dear Adam

Dear Adam Congratulations/llongyfarchiadau on your election as the new leader of Plaid Cymru. Right, that’s enough back-slapping – as you well know there’s much work to do and not a …

That sinking feeling

For my birthday in early June my partner treated us to a mini-break in Talacharn (note: I reject the laughable anglo travesty ‘Laugharne’). We stayed in Browns Hotel itself, famed …