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2. Business Statement and Announcement (11 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: fully operational. It's a blow for the local economy, in terms of the loss of that potential, bit it's also a blow to the sector and to the workforce, the 30 and more people, or rather the 24 workers and 30 suppliers too. Now, there is a very strong feeling of having been let down. There are questions being asked about where exactly that investment has gone. The Government has been supportive...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (11 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Everybody's meant to reflect apart from himself, it seems. Now, I can't let this question session pass either without highlighting some troubling attitudes from Labour towards the Senedd in recent days. The First Minister, we know, is totally dismissive of the democratic view of this Senedd, as seen in that vote last week, and the contempt, frankly, from Labour's London headquarters was in...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (11 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: I wish the First Minister could see himself, I really, really do. And I'll read his words back to him: 'I regret the way that the last three months have been covered and reported'. 'I regret the way that the last three months have been covered and reported'. So, it's the way this has been covered, it's the way it's been reported. I'm a former journalist, a member of the National Union of...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (11 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Llywydd. Now, since the Senedd passed that motion of no confidence, Labour Members have sought to excuse it away, even, yes, saying that it's other Members from opposition parties who are to blame for insisting on exercising our right to vote. The pairing issue is an absolute red herring. The First Minister knows that and he needs to stop pulling the wool over people's...

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: HS2 funding ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: I would like to start in the spirit of glorying in the fact that there are some issues in this Senedd where we have more in common across parties than separates us. It's a cause of real pride that we as a Senedd had stated with one voice, a little over a year ago, that HS2 should be redesignated as an England-only project. One can't hide from the fact that there is a fundamental injustice in...

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: HS2 funding ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: When we debated HS2 last April, the then deputy climate change Minister, Lee Waters, said it was a scandal that Wales wasn't receiving its fair share of consequential funding. But arguably, the greatest scandal is that even in a general election campaign—traditionally the time of big giveaways and pledges and promises—we've heard nothing from either the Conservatives or Labour on righting...

6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The First Minister ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Nobody here is beyond reproach. I've given much thought to what the context is in which I am speaking before the Senedd today. What are the standards by which we measure our political leaders? We could consider the seven Nolan principles of public life. Let's look at the first one, selflessness. Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. Was it really the...

6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The First Minister ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: In 25 years of devolution, we have been relatively fortunate that we've had few financial scandals infecting the politics here in the Senedd. We're fortunate that opposition parties have been able to scrutinise, disagree, yes, and co-operate, of course, but also provide alternative answers and solutions to the Government of the day, without having to ask only once before whether the leaders...

3. Debate: The Infected Blood Inquiry Report ( 4 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: It was an honour to be in London some weeks ago to listen to Sir Brian Langstaff announcing his final report. Julie Morgan was there as well, and so many of those who have been campaigning over the years in Wales. It was an extremely emotional event, with many in tears, of course, and remembering those who could not be there—those who had paid with their lives for the scandal that should...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders ( 4 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Of course, the First Minister did know about the convictions that had already been passed on the person that had given the £200,000. It's nearly a fortnight now since Rishi Sunak looked to the heavens in Downing Street and wished he had an umbrella, but here in Wales, look up and what we see is the parachutes of Labour candidates imposed by Labour's headquarters in London. With the number of...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders ( 4 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Perhaps the First Minister can clarify whether that means he plans to continue regardless of the result of the vote of no confidence in the Senedd tomorrow. But, once again, no contrition, no remorse, not the slightest acknowledgement by the First Minister that his actions were severely ill-judged. This is even more staggering given that we learnt yesterday that a firm that donated to the...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders ( 4 Jun 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Llywydd. The First Minister has perhaps signalled his attitude towards the vote of no confidence in saying that it is non-binding, but I think we should take it seriously. It's a rare thing for the Senedd to hold votes of no confidence, especially in the First Minister, and so it should be. Whilst we in opposition may not agree with Ministers on policy, we do respect the...

4. Topical Questions: A Nuclear Power Station at Wylfa (22 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: I'm not the only one to have predicted that we were likely to get something in this election year for reasons of political expediency that sounded like an announcement that Wylfa was go. I must say, I didn't expect it to be as audacious as to announce it, perhaps, a day before an election is called, if the rumours are to be true. But, of course, whatever the positive elements of this...

4. Topical Questions: A Nuclear Power Station at Wylfa (22 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Thank you very much for that response. I want to be positive because I have always worked positively to try and ensure that any development at Wylfa brings the greatest economic benefit, and that the interests of our communities in Ynys Môn are considered and safeguarded. I'll make this point to begin with: we need to ensure a local voice in these decisions, not something being done to us....

4. Topical Questions: A Nuclear Power Station at Wylfa (22 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: 3. What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary had with the UK Government about designating Wylfa as the preferred site for developing a nuclear power station? TQ1096

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (21 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: I certainly agree with the First Minister that there are implications for all future leadership campaigns when it comes to setting caps on donations, but what the First Minister is absolutely rejecting to admit to is that it's his actions and his judgment around this particular donation that's brought us to the position of needing to shine a light on this. Now, I've used the word...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (21 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: I'm encouraged by the First Minister's comments in agreeing with me that we should continue to co-operate, of course, where there are areas where we share priorities. But I saw that he wanted to move fairly quickly on from the issue of the donations. We can't move that quickly on. The money was paid to Labour centrally, of course. For one thing, I'd say that the decision to give the money now...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (21 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Another thing that did happen last week was an announcement that £31,000 left over from the £200,000 campaign donation from a convicted environmental polluter was being handed over to the Labour Party centrally. We're told today that it is being donated to progressive causes. Let me just ask this simple question: does the First Minister think that this is somehow the end of the matter?

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (21 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: Thank you, Llywydd. Last Friday I informed the First Minister that the Plaid Cymru group had decided to bring the co-operation agreement to an end. We on these benches are very proud of what was achieved through that agreement, and I emphasised to the First Minister our commitment to continue to work together on issues where we are agreed. I reiterate that message sincerely today. The...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (14 May 2024)

Rhun ap Iorwerth: So, it's crossing fingers and hoping for the best. The bottom line is we can't allow the future of higher education in Wales to be at the mercy of Westminster, be that a Tory Government or, dare I say it, a Labour Government with Natalie Elphicke so warmly welcomed into its ranks. Professor Paul Boyle, chair of Universities Wales, warned the Welsh Affairs Committee last month that 'the impact...


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