Patrick Hannan, ‘Wales Off Message’

I recently re-read Patrick Hannan’s ‘Wales Off Message’. Published in 2000 the events and misadventures in Welsh politics it recounts are all familiar to me although he always managed to find a new angle from which to view those events or a undiscovered nugget of fascination, such as Rhodri Morgan’s unprecedented tidying of his sock … More Patrick Hannan, ‘Wales Off Message’

Political snippets.

Two new posts over on my politics blog. One on an interesting post-referendum party planned for next Friday. The other is a snippet about Rhodri Morgan’s memoirs. Meanwhile you can watch this week’s Sharp End here. It’s a referendum special – a debate between Rhodri Morgan for the Yes side and Rachel Banner from the … More Political snippets.

Dragon’s Eye

The last Dragon’s Eye before Easter and before the General Election is now on the iplayer here. What can you expect? I’ve been trying to peer into the Budget small print to find out how much less the Welsh Assembly can expect to get in the coming years. As far as I can tell (and … More Dragon’s Eye

The Unusual Suspect

Paul Flynn’s autobiography the Unusual Suspect has already generated headlines and controversy and even an Early Day Motion. All good publicity I’m sure, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that it is, as you’d expect, a good read. ¬†And away from the newsy bits, there are plenty of interesting titbits. For instance, I didn’t … More The Unusual Suspect