Sharp End

Sharp End December 18th

It's the last Sharp End of 2018 so we took a look back on some of the stories dominating the headlines over the past 12months. Owain Phillips was joined by Cardiff University's head of politics Roger Awan-Scully, Laura McAllister from the Wales Governance Centre and former Conservative adviser Sian Jones.

Sharp End December 10th

Another week and another day where Brexit dominates the agenda. Adrian Masters was in Westminster (with what seemed like the rest of the world's media) to try and make sense of the day's events as Theresa May delayed the 'meaningful vote' on her deal. He was joined by Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Jenny Randerson, Conservative MPs Guto Bebb and Chris Davies, Labour's Nia Griffith MP, and Hywel Williams MP for Plaid Cymru.

Elsewhere we heard from Carwyn Jones on the highs and lows of being First Minister and also his successor Mark Drakeford on his hopes for the future of Wales.

Sharp End December 3rd

This week, we took Sharp End to Westminster again as the Brexit vote looms ever closer. Adrian Masters was joined on the green by Labour's Shadow Welsh Secretary Christina Rees MP, Conservative MPs David TC Davies and Stephen Crabb and Liz Saville-Roberts, leader of the Plaid Cymru Westminster group.

Sharp End November 26th

After another week dominated by Brexit, Adrian Masters was joined by Plaid Cymru AM Helen Mary Jones, Julie Morgan AM for Labour and Mark Isherwood AM for the Welsh Conservatives, while Owain Phillips was in Westminster with Labour's Albert Owen MP.
We also heard from Mark Drakeford in the last of our catch-ups with the Welsh Labour leadership candidates.

Sharp End November 19th

This week Sharp End was in Westminster as the fallout of the Prime Minister's Brexit deal announcement continued. Adrian Masters was joined by Conservative MPs Glyn Davies and Simon Hart, as well as Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts MP and Labour's Anna McMorrin MP to discuss the deal and whether they thought Theresa May would keep her job.

Elsewhere Rob Osborne met Lord Heseltine to talk Brexit, devolution and being Welsh, and Owain Phillips caught up with Welsh Labour leadership hopeful Vaughan Gething as the contest reaches it's final weeks.

Sharp End November 12th

On this week's programme, Adrian Masters was joined by Labour AM Jenny Rathbone, David Rowlands from UKIP and Welsh Conservative Darren Millar AM. Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb told Owain Phillips why he can't back Theresa May's Brexit plans as they stand, Mark Drakeford launched his manifesto and in the first of our interviews with the Welsh Labour leadership candidates in the last weeks of the contest, Eluned Morgan said she'd campaign for remain if she wins.

Watch the full Eluned Morgan interview below

Sharp End November 5th

On this week's Sharp End, Adrian Masters discussed the findings of our latest poll with Welsh Labour's Tonia Antoniazzi MP, Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts, Chris Davies MP for the Welsh Conservatives and Professor Roger Awan-Scully from Cardiff University. Other topics included whether Wales should be making more of Prince Charles and the state of Welsh councils as the chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association prepares to stand down.

Sharp End October 29th

On Budget Day, Adrian Masters is joined by former Finance Secretary Jane Hutt, Shadow Finance Secretary Nick Ramsay and Plaid Cymru Treasury Spokesperson Jonathan Edwards. They debate the impact of the Chancellor's announcements on Wales. The programme also features interviews with Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford.