1. ITV Report

Ed! Shouldn't I be the first to know?

First Minister Carwyn Jones taking questions Photo: ITV Wales News

You would think, would you not, that when Labour Leader Ed Miliband wanted to brief the party in Wales on his plans to reform the relationship between the Trade Unions and the Labour Party, his top person to confide in would be First Minister Carwyn Jones.

But you would be wrong. Quite wrong.

Instead the first person to receive all the inside information was none other than the Leader of the Opposition Andrew RT Davies.

He received a note that said:

Andrew, before I give my speech on party reform, I wanted you to be the first to know what I'm going to say.

– Labour Leader Ed Miliband

Clearly a case of mistaken identity. But instead of milking this for all it was worth, RT wasted two of his questions on the historical issue of whether former Education Minister Leighton Andrews jumped or was pushed from his post. Given that this noteworthy event was two weeks ago, I began to wonder: who would care? And all this line of questioning managed to achieve was a strengthening of resolve from the FM that his former Minister would one day again see high office. How Mr Andrews glowed with pleasure.

But given the limits of only one question left to vent his spleen, RT managed to have a go.

The First Minister today was at his most headmasterly. He was a man tired of repeating himself. First he had to chide RT for lack of attention ''in the Chamber and elsewhere'' and then raised patronising to High Art when he ticked off the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams.

Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru, was her usual determined self at FMQs today. She wanted answers about the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Answers she got. Of a sort!