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Sharp End July 29th

An exclusive poll for ITV Wales puts the Conservatives in the lead in Wales for a Westminster election -and Plaid Cymru ahead for the Assembly. Adrian Masters is joined by the man behind the poll, Prof Roger Awan-Scully of Cardiff University and by Delyth Jewell AM from Plaid Cymru. There's also a look at Boris Johnson's first week as Prime Minister and at the Brecon & Radnorshire by-election campaign.

Sharp End July 15th

This week on Sharp End, Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb explains why he's not planning to stand again and why he's not backing either of the Tory leadership candidates, Independent AM Neil McEvoy on why he's dropped his bid to rejoin Plaid Cymru and we're joined by Brexit Party AM Caroline Jones and Labour's Hefin David AM to discuss whether we need more AMs.

Sharp End July 8th

Adrian Masters is in Manchester ahead if the ITV debate between the Conservative leadership contenders and reports on how Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt performed at a hustings in Cardiff.
In the studio, Owain Phillips asks Tory AM Mark Isherwood about some of Boris Johnson's more controversial remarks. He also questions NFU Cymru President John Davies about the Welsh Government's plans for farming support after Brexit. And he interviews the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, about her role in the cancellation of a new motorway around Newport.

Sharp End July 1st

This week on Sharp End, cabinet ministers can't escape from questions over the Conservative leadership contest even when they go to school. Adrian Masters is joined by former Government adviser Lauren McEvatt to discuss how the contest is playing out. Elsewhere, Owain Phillips was in Manchester of the British and Irish Council summit, where Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of tarifs if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. And as the Assembly held its first joint sitting with the Welsh Youth Parliament, Plaid Cymru's Delyth Jewell shares her experience of being a young person in politics.

Sharp End June 24th

We're down to the final two in the battle to replace Theresa May in number 10 and it's down to the membership. Adrian Masters was joined by political commentator Fay Jones and Cardiff University's Prof Roger Awan-Scully to discuss how the hustings between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson will play out. Elsewhere, as Labour's shadow cabinet continues to try to reach agreement over its policy over a second referendum, Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock told Adrian the withdrawal bill is Labour's lifeline.
We also hear from Chris Davies after he lost his seat in Brecon and Radnorshire.

Sharp End June 17th

Ahead of the second round of ballots, we went to Usk to hear what some Conservative party members there think of the six remaining candidates. Back in the studio, Adrian Masters asked Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies who he's backing and political commentator Valerie Livingston gives her take on the contest.

After a cross-party move to rule out a no-deal Brexit failed, Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader Liz Saville Roberts MP discusses what their next move is.
And Owain Phillips went to Brecon, where we could see a by-election if a recall petition succeeds.

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.