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Sharp End October 7th

This week as the Prime Minister continues to sell his Brexit proposals, Adrian Masters spoke to his UTV counterpart Ken Reid, while Owain Phillips sat down with Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald to hear what she thinks the problems are. Ms McDonald was one of the speakers at Plaid Cymru's conference in Swansea, where Owain Phillips asked leader Adam Price about his pledges if the party won the 2021 Assembly elections.
And as AMs prepare to discuss changing the name of the Assembly, Adrian Masters was joined by Conservative AM Andrew RT Davies and Mabli Siriol of Cymdeithas yr Iaith to talk about whether it should have a bilingual name.

Sharp End September 30th

It's conference time for the Conservatives. But while the Tories head to Manchester, it's business as usual back in Westminster. Adrian Masters talks Brexit, Wales and impeachment with Boris Johnson and Alun Cairns, while Owain Phillips is joined by Labour AM Hefin David and Caroline Jones from the Brexit Party to talk about toxic language in public life beyond Westminster.

Sharp End September 24th

While the Prime Minister's been away in New York, the UK's highest court had its say over his prorogation plan and ruled it unlawful. The Speaker called MPs back to parliament, but before they went a few of them shared their take on the day's events with Adrian Masters.
He was joined by Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts in Westminster, Conservative David TC Davies, commentator Valerie Livingston and Labour's Tonia Antoniazzi in studio and Stephen Kinnock from the Labour conference in Brighton.

Sharp End September 16th

The Lib Dems are riding high as conference season gets underway. Adrian Masters speaks to Welsh Lib Dem councillor Bablin Molik and Cardiff University's Prof Richard Wyn Jones about the prospects of the party in an election, while David Wood talks to recently-elected leader Jo Swinson.
Elsewhere Rhondda MP Chris Bryant tells Hannah Thomas why he thinks he's got the skills to be the next Speaker and Brexit Party Assembly Group leader Mark Reckless and Welsh Conservative councillor Jayne Cowan share their thoughts on Boris Johnson's Brexit plan.

Sharp End September 9th

This week's programme came live from Westminster, as MPs inflicted further defeats in the Prime Minister before parliament was prorogued. Adrian Masters was joined by MPs and other political insiders to debate the battle for control of Brexit.

Adrian also sat down with Guto Bebb, a former Conservative who's now an independent. The Aberconwy MP gave a scathing assessment of Boris Johnson and hinted that he might yet defend his seat and oppose the official Tory candidate.

Sharp End September 2nd

Sharp End's back from the summer break and just in time to witness one of the most momentous political clash of our time with both the government and its opponents doing everything they can to win. Adrian Masters is joined by David Wood in Westminster and Prof Laura McAllister and Labour's Jo Stevens MP in studio to try to make sense of what's happening.

We also hear from Brexit backing economist Prof Patrick Minford about why leaving the EU may not be as bad as some think and Brexit Minister and Counsel General Jeremy Miles tells Adrian why the Welsh Government is backing a legal bid to stop the UK parliament being prorogued.

And away from the B word, three members of the Welsh Youth Parliament come into the studio share their experience of working with the Assembly.

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.