Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith explains why he'll be voting against air strikes on Syria. MPs will spend the day tomorrow debating David Cameron's plan to bomb ISIS targets. But the Pontypridd MP told Political Editor Adrian Masters that he's not persuaded by the Prime Minister's arguments.
The Welsh Government has suspended its flagship programme to vaccinate badgers against TB, which can spread to cattle. Vaccination was introduced after previous plans to shoot badgers in affected areas were abandoned. But there's a global vaccine shortage and the World Health Organisation has appealed to governments to let preventing TB in humans take priority.
Bovine TB is a serious animal health issue ... however, public health must always take priority, and until the supply situation is resolved our badger vaccination projects currently underway in Wales ... will be suspended. This does not mean that the hard work of the previous years will have been wasted. We have successfully administered more than 5,500 doses during that time.
The vaccination scheme was introduced after the 2011 Assembly election in parts of west Wales where TB in cattle is endemic. It replaced a planned badger cull proposed by Plaid Cymru's Elin Jones when she was the Rural Affairs Minister in coalition with Labour. Trial culls have since been held in England.
This is shocking news that will make a complete mockery of the vaccination trial. The Labour government should be ashamed that it could have let this happen.
Four years ago, many of us argued for a different approach but the government was insistent on vaccination. Now there is a risk that we will have wasted four years.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has given qualified support to the RAF bombing Isis targets in Syria but he told AMs that the Prime Minister needs to explain who would provide the forces on the ground to complete the task and bring peace.
Questioned by Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies, the First Minister confirmed that he had no objection in principle to extending air raids on Iraq to include Syria.
There's no difference between Iraq and Syria at the moment, the border has effectively disappeared. What concerns me is that we should not do what happened in Iraq, more than a decade ago, to take military action without thinking what the end game is.
Mr Jones acknowledged that his view was different to some in the Labour party. Mr Davies told him that both as First Minister and as Labour's most senior elected politician he had a responsibility to ensure support for Britain's armed forces once they were sent into combat.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said the party will not support military action in Syria, unless Prime Minister David Cameron addresses 'unanswered questions'.
A Commons vote allowing action against Islamic State could take place next week if David Cameron gains enough support.
But the Plaid leader remains dubious over a number of his claims.
Dropping bombs from the air will not lead to the defeat of IS. Neither will it the secure peace for the people of Syria or bring stability to the wider region. What is needed is a plan for a process of reconciliation and reconstruction. The Party of Wales urges all governments to redouble efforts to secure a comprehensive peace deal for Syria and the wider region. We urge world leaders not to repeat the mistakes of past Western military interventions in the Middle East. UK military action as currently proposed risks further escalation in Syria and making our own communities at home less secure. Unless the Prime Minister addresses all unanswered questions and brings forward a more comprehensive plan, Plaid Cymru cannot support military action."
Recently Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under criticism for his decision to write to his MPs outlining his opposition to action, before the Shadow Cabinet had reached an agreement.
A member of Labour's Shadow Cabinet has rejected claims that the party's leadership has mishandled its position on military action in Syria.
There has been intense criticism of Jeremy Corbyn for writing to Labour MPs setting out his position before the Shadow Cabinet had reached an agreement.
He'd also earlier indicated that he wouldn't allow a free vote - where MPs vote according to their own conscience rather than following the party whip - when parliament decides whether or not to back action.
But speaking on a visit to the National Assembly in Cardiff, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Seema Malhotra, said that it had been 'a really important way to have this conversation.'
And she told Political Editor Adrian Masters that 'there are many positive arguments' for giving Labour MPs a free vote.
A senior Labour figure has urged caution over the prospect of a future Welsh Government being given income tax powers without a long-term guarantee of funding.
The Chancellor announced this week that the law would be changed to give Welsh ministers part control over income tax without the need for a referendum.
George Osborne announced a deal on overall funding for Wales but only for the duration of the current parliament.
On a visit to the National Assembly, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Seema Malhotra, told Political Editor Adrian Masters that there must be a longer term funding promise.
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The Chancellor's Spending Review has divided opinion both in Wales and Westminster.
While the Shadow Welsh Secretary says it has "worrying implications" for people here, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has described it as a "landmark" for Wales.
Mr Crabb has spoken to our Political Editor Adrian Masters about the Review and what it means for us:
Shadow Welsh Secretary Nia Griffith says the Spending Review has "worrying implications for us in Wales".
She says the Chancellor has gained some clever headlines but says that the changes he's announced will hurt people in Wales.