The Labour leadership should not delay in setting out a full and convincing narrative for the future relationship with the EU …This new narrative should set out clearly the reforms required both in the EU and within the UK itself.
The devolved legislatures cannot block the bill but the need for their consent means that they have a considerable degree of leverage – much more so than if Theresa May had secured a landslide majority in the June election. It is likely the devolved nations will seek to exploit this leverage to the full.
The campaign for a Scottish Six TV news broadcast is gathering steam and figuring in the Holyrood election debates. One reason is the wilful ignoring of Scottish election news/views by London-based media. Here two Cardiff academics highlight the election news deficit in Wales.
Labour in Wales may be facing a tough election in May 2016 but unlike its Scottish counterpart it is likely to benefit from a divided opposition – and may hold on to power in Cardiff Bay.