Senedd this week: Brexit, housing and the growing issue of allotments

Brexit statement as turmoil continues Brexit continues to dominate the political agenda as Theresa May failed to get her Withdrawal Agreement through the House of Commons for the third time on Friday. With March 29 having come and gone and the UK no closer securing a divorce deal with the EU, the Welsh Government’s Brexit […]

5 Things Happening in Scotland This Week

Natalie Mauchline has the latest on the stories from Holyrood.  Brexit Chaos Continues Britain was scheduled to leave the EU on Friday 29 March. Instead, the UK will leave the EU on Friday 12 April at the earliest if Theresa May’s deal is rejected for a third time in the House of Commons. Over the […]

Senedd this week: Brexit regulations, smacking ban and regional rugby

Joe Atkinson takes a look at what’s happening in the National Assembly for Wales this week.   Brexit regulations take up plenary time Much of Tuesday afternoon’s plenary will involve AMs debating regulations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. The Assembly will consider Brexit regulations on social care, food, rural affairs, plant health […]

Brexit: The Latest from Scotland

Natalie Mauchline has the latest on this week’s complex Brexit developments.  A Way Forward? It has been a tumultuous week at Westminster. On Tuesday, the House of Commons once again rejected the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, by a majority of 149. On Wednesday, as expected, MPs voted to take no-deal off the table permanently, though […]

Senedd this week: Environment, obesity and crucial Brexit votes

We look at the major talking point in the National Assembly for Wales this week. Focus on the Environment The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, will be busy on Tuesday afternoon, giving two plenary statements to Assembly Members. First, she will address the Siambr on the Welsh Government’s support for forestry […]

5 Things Happening in Scotland This Week

With a crucial Brexit week ahead, Natalie Mauchline takes us through the major events for the week.  Meaningful Vote (at long last) Although we have said it many times before, it is likely this will be the week which defines the Brexit process. It will be a crucial one for the Prime Minister as the […]

Senedd this week: Welsh and Scottish governments seek to avoid no deal

Here are five things to look out for in the National Assembly for Wales this week. Brexit The Welsh and Scottish governments have come together to table identical motions for debate in the National Assembly for Wales and Scottish Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. The motions call on the UK Government to take a no-deal Brexit […]

Five Things Happening in Scotland This Week

Natalie Mauchline looks at some of the issues being tackled at Holyrood this week.  An Independent Scotland with a New Currency With progress on Brexit appearing remote, independence has re-emerged as a topic of debate. Over the weekend, Derek Mackay told The National that the ‘Yes’ campaign had learned from its mistakes and threw his […]

Brexit: the Latest from Scotland

As Brexit day approaches, Natalie Mauchline outlines the latest Brexit news from Holyrood. Meaningful Vote Postponed Upon her arrival in Egypt for the EU-League of Arab States Summit, Theresa May announced MPs would not be given a fresh vote on the Brexit deal until Tuesday 12 March at the latest. The Prime Minister said talks […]

Brexit: the latest from Scotland

Theresa May was in Brussels again this week looking for help to sell her Brexit deal to MPs. Natalie Mauchline has more on this and the week’s other Brexit developments. Backstop Negotiations Theresa May spent the week in Brussels attempting to amend the Withdrawal Agreement, as demanded from her colleagues at Westminster who want alternative […]