Plaid Cymru, the Cooperation Agreement, & UK Government Chaos
Hiraeth - Welsh Politics
While Westminster continues to swirl in chaos and the UK Government flails in search of stability and policy, politics in Wales carries on its largely stable path, stable in no small part to the Cooperation Agreement between the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru that has paved the way for key policy developments such as free school meals for an increasing number of children in Wales.We speak with one of the key figures in making that Cooperation Agreement work, Cefin Campbell, MS for Mid and West Wales. As one of two Plaid Cymru 'Designated Members', Cefin has first-hand experience of working with Welsh Government in over 40 policy areas. We discuss this and, of course, the tumult at the far end of the M4, the challenges of working across parties in the Senedd and the future for Plaid Cymru.You can find Cefin on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/cefincampbellAnd all the latest from Hiraeth here: https://twitter.com/HiraethPod If you're enjoying the pod, please consider leaving a review or rating in your podcast app of choice and, if you are able to do so, you can further support the pod from just £3/month at our Patreon: www.patreon.com/hiraethpod
Plaid Cymru and the Greens are teaming to form the Common Ground Alliance for next year's council elections in Cardiff. Anthony Slaughter of the Wales Green Party and Rhys ab Owen MS of Plaid Cymru join me to talk about how it'll work.
Mabon ap Gwynfor MS on the election, Plaid Cymru & the housing crisis
Hiraeth - Welsh Politics
As one of the new Senedd Members who were elected in May, Mabon ap Gwynfor has already begun to make numerous 'ones to watch' lists for exciting and talented parliamentarians. We caught up with him to discuss the experience of becoming an MS, his thoughts on the election and, after being named as Plaid Cymru's spokesperson for Housing, what the key issues are in the rural housing crisis sweeping across Wales.You can find Mabon on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mabonapgwynforIf you're enjoying the pod, please subscribe and rate in your podcast app of choice and follow us on Twitter for the latest pod, blog and video updates from the team at Hiraeth: https://twitter.com/HiraethBlog
In conversation with Adam Price MS, Leader of Plaid Cymru
Institute for Government
The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Adam Price MS as part of our series of events with leading politicians from across the UK in the run up to the devolved and local elections of May 2021.The leader of Plaid Cymru – the party of Wales – discussed the state of the Union, the upcoming election, and how devolution might evolve over the coming years.He was in conversation with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government. Adam Price has been the Member of the Welsh parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since 2016, having previously served as a member of parliament at Westminster. He was elected Leader of Plaid Cymru in 2018 and is now leading the party’s campaign for the 2021 Welsh parliament election.
One year away from the Senedd elections, we continue our series of podcasts analysing the state of the parties. In this episode, Senedd candidate for Wrecsam Carrie Harper and former Cardiff Central UK Parliament candidate Mark Hooper discuss the big ideas that they believe will be the basis of a successful campaign for Plaid Cymru in 2021.
What is each party promising? Part 3 of 8: Plaid Cymru
“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a person must sleep on the street.” The Welsh party Plaid Cymru’s manifesto, at a pace. Diolch am wrando! Mentions: www.partyof.wales/maniffesto_2019
Boris Johnson rules out Brexit Party deal as Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru in reported "remain pact"
Nick Ferrari - The Whole Show
- Boris Johnson has ruled out a deal with the Brexit Party, while the Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru are set to announce plans for a remain pact- Nigel Farage announces that he won't stand in the General Election on December 12th- McDonalds CEO Steve Easterbrook fired after dating an employee, are workplace relationships wrong?
Spider Memos, Dermot Departs The X Factor, Mental Health Headlines, Plaid Cymru Media Policy
The Media Show
The Supreme count has ruled that 27 letters written by Prince Charles to Ministers, the so-called 'spider letters', should be made public. It follows a ten year campaign by the Guardian newspaper and reporter Rob Evans, who first submitted a Freedom of Information request to see the letters back in 2005. Steve Hewlett talks to Rob about the ruling, what it means for press freedom, and what he has learnt about the content of the memos. Talk of the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz being "depressed" appeared on Friday's front pages. Headlines included "Killer pilot suffered from depression" (Daily Mirror), "Madman in cockpit" (The Sun) and "Why on earth was he allowed to fly?" (Daily Mail). Mental health campaigners came out against the coverage, including Alastair Campbell, former spin doctor, and now ambassador for Time For Change. Steve speaks to him about his call to sack news editors who had published 'hideous' front pages, the role of the press in combating stigma, and why he thinks there's a danger in making a correlation between depression and violence.Dermot O'Leary will no longer present the X Factor after 8 years on the show. An X Factor spokesperson has said 'no decisions have been taken' on who will replace him, but the Sun revealed in a scoop on Saturday that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are being lined up as his replacement. Steve speaks to the Mirror's TV critic Kevin O'Sullivan about what the story exposed about showbit and former BBC controller of commissioning entertainment, Jane Lush about the crucial role of the presenter in ensuring a programme's success. And in the third of seven interviews with political parties in the run up to the general election, we hear from Plaid Cymru about their media policy. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.