FMQ'S November 20th

This week at plenary , it was noticeable that many Assembly members including the First Minister had white ribbons pinned on their lapels. Symbols that I'm guessing we will see more of in the weeks to come as more politicians join the campaign against domestic violence which is adopting the white ribbon as its campaign badge.

But turning to First Minister's questions and it was Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood who had first go this week.

Leanne was concerned about the investigations that are under way into whether energy companies are rigging their prices.If found guilty she wanted to know whether the FM thought there should be any litigation taken on behalf of consumers. He had this to say;

Next to grill the First Minister , was the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams. Like many politicians her thoughts this week have been focused by the very thorough Silk Report which thudded on our desks yesterday.

Keen to show that she had worked her way along the Silk Route up to at least Recommendation 18 which clearly states that the transfer of tax raising powers to the Assembly should depend on Wales being gifted that much talked about fair funding formula. Kirsty wanted to know if Carwyn had had top level talks with all the bean counters including the Chancellor, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and indeed the Shadow Chancellor which raised a smile,

But just when the mood of the plenary seemed to be coloured by the consensual tones of that most urbane gentleman, the report's author Mr Silk, the conviviality of the moment was dispelled by a verbal smoke bomb from the leader of the opposition, Mr Andrew RT Davies casting his aspersions.

More punch and Judy next week!