Sharp End

Sharp End February 18th

On this week's programme, Adrian Masters was joined by Welsh Labour deputy leader Carolyn Harris and Prof Laura McAllister from Cardiff University to talk about Labour splits, while Rob Osborne gets the views of voters in Pontypridd and former MP Kim Howells.

Elsewhere House of Commons speaker John Bercow pays tribute to his friend Newport West MP Paul Flynn, and Adrian discusses the latest Brexit votes with Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies and Prof McAllister.

Sharp End February 11th

This week Adrian Masters was joined by Labour's David Rees AM and Plaid Cymru's Eurfyl ap Gwilym to talk about where they'd like the Brexit negotiations to go, and dairy farmer Abi Reader and fellow farmer Conservative AM Andrew RT Davies to talk about the impact on farming.

Elsewhere Rob Osborne went to Llanybydder to talk to the local farmers and the Polish community on what they think will happen post-Brexit.

Sharp End February 4th

This week Adrian Masters is joined by remain campaigner Sally Stephenson and leave campaigner Llŷr Powell to talk about where Theresa May should go with Brexit next. We get the Assembly view from Plaid Cymru's Helen Mary Jones AM and Mark Reckless AM from the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group and also talk to First Minister Mark Drakeford about his first couple of months in the job. Elsewhere Rob Osborne asks if prisoners should have the vote.

Sharp End January 28th

This week Adrian Masters was joined by Labour's Nia Griffith, Conservative MP Stephen Crabb, Ben Lake MP for Plaid Cymru and Dr Alan Wager from UK in a Changing Europe, as the Commons prepared to vote yet again on Brexit - this time on amendments on Plan B. Carole Green took a look at how 'no deal' might effect businesses in Wales and Rob Osborne spoke to Elin Jones about life as the Llywydd.

Sharp End January 21st

This week Adrian Masters was joined by Conservative MPs David TC Davies and Glyn Davies, Hywel Williams MP for Plaid Cymru and Shadow Welsh Secretary Christina Rees MP to see if they could spot the difference between Theresa May's Plan A and Plan B. We also heard from Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns on cross-party cooperation when it comes to Brexit and Rob Osborne assessed the impact of Hitachi pressing pause on Wylfa Newydd.

Sharp End January 14th

On the eve of the so-called 'meaningful vote,' Sharp End was in Westminster once again trying to make sense of the latest events in the Brexit saga. Joining Adrian Masters on College Green were Conservative MP Simon Hart, Jo Stevens MP for Labour, Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts MP and former government advisor Lauren McEvatt.
Away from Westminster, Carole Green spoke to Welsh business leaders as they prepare for the potential of no deal and Rob Osborne reflected on the legacy of Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis who died last week.

Sharp End January 7th

On the first Sharp End of 2019, Adrian Masters was joined by Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds, Labour's Mick Antoniw, former Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies and Plaid Cymru MP Ben Lake to take a look at what the Prime Minister and First Minister can look forward to over the next 12-months. Rob Osborne also assessed the future of UKIP in Wales.

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.