Sharp End

Sharp End June 10th

This week on Sharp End, Owain Phillips was joined by Conservative MP Stephen Crabb to talk about the Tory leadership race as the 10 final contenders were revealed, former First Minister and Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones and Plaid Cymru's economy spokesperson Rhun ap Iorwerth to discuss Ford's closure of its engine plan and we also put calls for the Welsh Government to do more about plastic waste to its Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn.

Sharp End June 3rd

It's Theresa May's last week in Number 10 and there's no shortage of candidates lining up to move in. Adrian Masters speaks to Monmouth MP David TC Davies about who he's backing for the next leader and former UK Government adviser Sian Jones gives her view on the contest.

Elsewhere, Owain Phillips caught up with the newest Assembly leader, the Brexit Party's Mark Reckless to discuss no-deal tariffs, the backstop and the party's vision for Wales.

And on the eve of the long-awaited M4 relief road decision, Adrian is joined by Newport West MP Ruth Jones and Plaid Cymru's Helen Mary Jones AM to discuss whether the project should or shouldn't be given the green light.

Sharp End May 20th

This week on Sharp End, Adrian Masters discussed the results of our latest Welsh Political Barometer poll (which you can find here) with Labour's Anna McMorrin MP and former Conservative adviser Lauren McEvatt, while Owain Phillips took a trip to the seaside to see what voters in Barry Island thought.
Elsewhere Sion Jenkins was on the campaign trail with the lead candidates for Thursday's European elections and former MEP Eluned Morgan shared her experience of working in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Sharp End May 13th

On this week's Sharp End, after thousands of people took to the streets of Cardiff calling for Wales to go it alone, Rob Osborne took a look at the independence movement here. Elsewhere, we heard from the First Minister as the National Assembly marked its 20th anniversary and as Brexit continues to rumble on, Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane tells us how mindfulness is helping colleagues cope with the stress. Joining Adrian Masters in the studio were anti-devolution Rachel Banner and Reverend Aled Edwards who supports it.

Sharp End April 29th

It's been a long journey for the M4 relief road, but are we any closer to getting a decision on the project? Adrian Masters was joined by former CBI Wales chair Chris Sutton and transport expert Prof Stuart Cole to discuss the pros and cons, while Siôn Jenkins went to Newport to hear the views of residents there.

Elsewhere, talks continue in Westminster over Brexit, but are Conservatives here losing faith in the Prime Minister. Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb gives us his take on the situation. And as the EU election campaign gets underway, EU commentator Mared Gwyn tells us what sort of reception our new MEPs would get in Brussels.

Sharp End April 15th

It's recess for our politicians and you could be forgiven for thinking a general election might be on the cards as Theresa May headed for the Welsh hills for a walking holiday. Adrian Masters was joined in the studio by Professor Laura McAllister from Cardiff University and Labour MP Chris Elmore to discuss Brexit and what next with the cross-party talks.

Elsewhere, we were in Llandudno for the Welsh Labour conference where we heard from First Minister Mark Drakeford and UK party leader Jeremy Corbyn, while conference goers mulled over the question of a second referendum and tried to move on from its anti-semitism issues with the help of the Jewish Labour Movement.

Sharp End 8th April

With talks between Labour and Conservatives continuing, Adrian Masters looks at how the Brexit crisis is impacting on Welsh support for both parties. Plus a new Labour MP takes her seat but a new poll suggests her party's in trouble.

Sharp End April 1st

Nothing has changed after another night of indicative votes in the House of Commons. None of the four options put to MPs votes took a majority so what should happen next? Adrian Masters was joined by Conservative MPs Glyn Davies and Simon Hart, as well as Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts MP and Labour's Stephen Doughty MP.

Elsewhere Siôn Jenkins took a look at some of the issues MPs might well be focussing on were it not for the sticky issue of Brexit.