Y Llinell Hanner Ffordd

Rydym nawr hanner ffordd trwy’r pumed Cynulliad ac mae Positif yn defnyddio’r cyfle i gynnal sesiwn drafod i gleientiaid ac eraill a diddordeb ar beth sydd ar y gweill dros y ddwy flynedd a hanner nesaf yng ngwleidyddiaeth yng Nghymru. Wedi ei arwain gan Positif, fe fydd dau brif ffocws i’r digwyddiad: Beth allem ddisgwyl gan lywodraeth Llafur dros y ddwy flynedd a hanner nesaf, gan gynnwys sylw am etholiad arweinyddiaeth Llafur Trafodaeth gyda Paul Davies AC, Ceidwadwyr Cymreig a Helen Mary Jones AC, Plaid Cymru, ar blaenoriaethau a heriau eu pleidiau dros yr un cyfnod. Gwahoddir chi i ymuno a ni yn Coffi Co ym Mae Caerdydd (bwyty Bosphorous… Read More

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Positif Thinking: Presgripsiynu Cymdeithasol – O’r cysyniad i’r presgripsiwn

Presgripsiynu Cymdeithasol – O’r cysyniad i’r presgripsiwn Dydd Mawrth 12fed Mehefin 2018 6yh – 8yh Canolfan Diwylliant a Chyfryngau, Sgwâr Loudoun, (CMC@Loudoun), Butetown, Caerdydd CF10 5HW Positif Thinking – fforwm trafod ar wleidyddiaeth a pholisi yng Nghymru. Rydym yn falch i gynnig y digwyddiad diweddaraf yn y gyfres hon yn rhad ac am ddim, sy’n agored i bawb. Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer ein seminar ble bydd Comisiynydd Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol, Sophie Howe, Bethan Sayed AC a Jenny Rathbone AC ynghyd a chynrychiolwyr o’r Coleg Brenhinol Meddygon Teulu a Working Links ar banel i drafod sut mae presgripsiynu cymdeithasol yn cael ei weithredu yng Nghymru. Mynediad am ddim. Os gwelwch yn dda,… Read More

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Towards a more relevant politics

One of the better aspects of the fifth Assembly has been its ability to innovate and refresh proceedings. There has been a conscious effort to make business more contemporary and relevant. On the Committee side, founding a committee again to examine issues around European and external affairs could not have been more timely. It has also proven itself to be one of the most authoritative and relevant arms of the Assembly in terms of business. On a plenary level, other innovations have also been apparent on a Wednesday afternoon. The ability to ask Topical Questions has definitely perked things up and held the Welsh Government more closely and robustly to… Read More

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The Cold War

The cold war between the two Governments with jurisdiction over Wales continued this week, with Mark Drakeford offering a rather icy analogy over the stand off: “Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said: “If I was trying to explain this to somebody who isn’t close to it all, I would say this: the UK government wants to take some responsibilities that are today held by the national assembly and put them in a freezer that would be held here at Westminster. The three issues we wanted to talk about today was how do those items get put in the freezer – who decides that’ll happen?” At the heart of the problem… Read More

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Changing of the guard

Five factors seem to be at work in understanding today’s Cabinet reshuffle. The painfully slow process – and perhaps particularly personally painful for some – played out at such a pace that for once the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park would have been full on a Friday afternoon. Yet there seems to be a series of specific motivations behind the moves. The most obvious is the change of generations. Out after eighteen years goes Jane Hutt, the longest serving Labour minister in UK history. Her record is mighty and proud. She may well appear like a ghost in the back of the new team photo, such is the length… Read More

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Following the leader?

Party conferences can be a place of contemplation and self-reflection and after a stream of elections and with no other imminent elections or referenda (for the moment) on the political horizon, Plaid Cymru couldn’t avoid the usual election post-mortem at their Annual Conference in Caernarfon last weekend. Their performance earlier this year was the central discussion point. However, even out of election-mode the Plaid Cymru spin machine continues on its steady cycle with prominent party members hailing the General Election a great success as they returned their highest number of MPs yet and gained more councillors in local elections. And, given the two-party focus of the election, the gain of… Read More

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Rhodri Morgan: Intelligence, Integrity, Internationalism

Rhodri Morgan was the First Minister that Wales deserved. A dazzlingly clever man, whose memory and capacity for detail was remarkable, he embodied so many core characteristics of his nation. From his passion for and knowledge of sport to his reverence for academia to his cultural confidence and sensitivity, Rhodri was a unique fusion. He also possessed the qualities of kindness and genuine compassion which so many people have illustrated with anecdotes since his passing. But there are some facets of his outlook and political positioning that have barely been discussed. One was his tremendous accomplishments as a shadow spokesperson for Labour in Westminster during the 1990s. Much has been… Read More

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