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First Minister's Questions

First Minister's Questions Photo: ITV News

Questions from the party leaders, took a familiar tack today. Starting with the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies who returned to his favourite theme of the NHS in crisis and his belief in the need for a Keogh style inquiry.

The only thing that was a bit different today was the body language. RT adopted a Churchillian like stance with a more clipped approach to the subject instead of his usual verbosity while the First Minister like a Captain at the helm of a ship on stormy seas, clung to his lecturn, rolling from side to side seasick of the same old subject.

Meanwhile, Plaid Cymru Leader, Leanne Wood, concentrated her efforts on the Economy. In particular she was as always concerned about the high rates of youth unemployment in the Valleys .But her focused criticism concerned the availability of economic data to make better economic decisions and to inform a plan of action to turn round the economy

And it was Kirsty Williams the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats who took the FM to task on Educational standards in Wales. In particular , she wanted to know what he thought about a recent report from Estyn that showed Welsh students not doing as well as their contemporaries across the border in maths.If there was no improvement in standards in the future, she wanted to know exactly what he planned to do?