An intriguing story within the Welsh Labour fold over the past week has been the public disagreement over the decision to stick with the electoral college system to elect a successor to Carwyn Jones. In the light of calls for his resignation after the death of Carl Sargeant, and as a number of inquiries into the matter gather momentum, there is more of an edge to the issue than would otherwise be the case.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has played down the significance of First Minister Carwyn Jones's offer to invest in the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. On Wednesday, Mr Jones accused UK ministers of dragging their heels over the scheme, a year after an independent review recommended it be backed. On Thursday, Mr Cairns said no cash was "being offered specifically" and there was "no engagement with officials". On Wednesday, Mr Jones said the offer involved a "substantial" sum of money.
A combination of ministerial commitments, sickness and errors has helped the Welsh Government lose votes in the Senedd for the first time since the 2016 election. First Minister Carwyn Jones and Ken Skates, the economy secretary, were both absent on business when it happened on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Jones had left to go on an official visit to Brittany.
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Selecting a term
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