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Sharp End

Tonight's Sharp End gives us the first chance to take a breather after a frankly astonishing week in Welsh politics and try to work out the significance of what's happened.

We'll discuss the resignation of Education Minister Leighton Andrews and the reshuffle which saw Merthyr AM Huw Lewis take over the job. Where does it leave some of the difficult changes Mr Andrews was pushing through the education system and where does it leave Carwyn Jones' government?

The Chancellor's spending review has had two main effects on Wales.

The first is to impose further cuts on the Welsh Government which will in turn lead to even more cuts in services.

The second is to bring two major infrastructure projects a step or two closer. A superprison to be built in North Wales looks reasonably certain, but an M4 upgrade is linked to Welsh Government borrowing powers and those are seemingly held up in negotiations which show no certain signs of ending.

And what should we read into the Welsh Secretary's speech earlier this week in which he set himself against any further significant devolution? A speech, incidentally, in which he accused Assembly politics of being too tame, just before it erupted into life.

We'll touch on the downfall of the Welsh-born Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. We may mention the news that Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats plan to work together ahead of budget negotiations. The Anglesey by-election is already throwing up some controversy.

We could go on for hours with my guests who are Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Jenkins, Labour MP Wayne David and Conservative AM Nick Ramsay.

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