Pounding away? Scotland White Paper
When the First Minister Carwyn Jones came to Scotland last week, he certainly hit a raw nerve with the SNP-led Scottish Government when he indicated that he would veto any attempt by Scotland to retain the pound in a currency union.
The issue of the rest of the UK standing in the way of such a union came up a number of times in the news conference which Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond held today to launch the White Paper. In fact it's a critical point at the heart of the blueprint for an independent Scotland.
A number of times Mr Salmond was questioned about the way he made assertions about the currency in the document when so much depends on what the rest of the UK allows.
His answer is that it will make economic sense to create a union because trading across the border is so strong.
Mr Salmond was dismissive about Carwyn Jones' comments during the news conference. He also mentioned Wales when talking about interest rates. He was asked how he felt about interest rates being set by the Bank of England if Scotland keeps the pound.
Statistics at dawn: LA vs WAO
Post by @TobyMasonBBC
Another fractious day ahead in another fractious political week it seems. This morning, the former education minister Leighton Andrews and the Wales Audit Office have taken to the airwaves to debate whether the Welsh Government's flagship student fees policy has come in millions of pounds under or over budget.
First Minister travels to Scotland
Carwyn Jones' speech in Scotland tonight comes after he made no secret of the fact that he was very reluctant to travel north until Westminster gave him a good story to tell.
In other words he was waiting for the UK Government's response to the Silk Commission before going to bang the drum for the Union.
Simple-minded sound and fury
Guest post from @TobyMasonBBC
Most people who have either listened to or been interviewed by Felicity Evans on Radio Wales would not describe her as "simple minded" - in fact very much the reverse.
HE review 'timed to avoid election', says Huw Lewis
This has been one of the most talked about policies by the Welsh government in recent years and the last 24 hours was no exception.
Last night Education Minister Huw Lewis announced a review of long-term funding of higher education and widening access, not controversial in itself but controversy surrounded the timings of when it will be completed after 2016.
Minister Alun Davies gave 'evasive' answers, committee says
Although the letter from the assembly's environment committee was signed by the chairman Dafydd Elis-Thomas, it was sent in the name of all 10 members.
Significantly - and embarrassingly for the Labour-run Welsh government - half of the members on the environment committee represent Labour.
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