http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079zyt8 ○○○ (27m)
Rhodri Morgan, Ieuan Wyn Jones a Dr Elin Royles sy'n ymuno â Vaughan i drafod wythnos gythryblus ym Mae Caerdydd. Vaughan and guests discuss a turbulent week in Cardiff Bay.
Catching up with the Weekly political programme, literally "From The Bay" (= Cardiff Bay where the Welsh Assembly / Government is located).
This edition was from just after the elections to the Assembly (as well as to local councils in Wales and England), and the ruling Labour Party had lost its majority, but was the largest single party. Negotiations were continuing to form a government, and at one point, it looked like Leanne Wood, the leader of Plaid Cymru (the Welsh Nationalists) might be First Minister in a coalition (a "Borgen"-type situation!). In the event, Labour held on to the First Minister job (Carwyn Jones continuing). Typically, this final agreement was virtually ignored by the English media, with even the Guardian (who should know better) relegating it to half a column on page 9. If this had been Scotland, it would have been on page 1. Perhaps Wales should have a referendum...
BTW, Leanne Wood was an SSiW learner, and has even been on a "Bootcamp".
http://forum.saysomethingin.com/t/bbc-r ... mru/694/39
In the interests of political balance: ○○○
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bkxg7 ○○○ (33m)
Yn fyw o Fae Caerdydd, rhaglen sy'n edrych nôl dros hynt a helynt yr wythnos wleidyddol. Live from Cardiff Bay, a look at the week's political ups and downs.
(There is a reason why two programmes from the same series are apparently of quite different lengths. It is to do with the way the programmes are stored on iPlayer. In the past, more often than not there would be a minute or two on either side of the actual programme. These days they seem a bit more precise about their editing, but in this case, evidently not. It's quite handy actually as you get a bit of news quite often at one end and maybe a trailer for another programme at the other. It adds variety, and it's all Welsh, so I "count" it).