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Golau features some of Wales's finest commentators discussing politics, policy and polling in Wales and the world.

Golau: Politics, Policy and Polling in Wales and the World Cardiff University

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Golau features some of Wales's finest commentators discussing politics, policy and polling in Wales and the world.

    Why devolve justice to Wales?

    Why devolve justice to Wales?

    This show features a lecture from former First Minister Carwyn Jones MS that explores a series of arguments for and against devolving policing and justice to Wales and an update from James Gerard of the Welsh Government on their work implementing the recommendations of Lord Thomas's report 'Justice in Wales for the people of Wales'.

    Originally hosted by Public Law Wales with support from the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University, and the Department of Law & Criminology, Aberystwyth University, we are grateful to the participants for their permission to publish their comments here on Golau.

    You can find out more about Public Law Wales here: https://twitter.com/PublicLawWales
    And read Lord Thomas's Report here:
    https://gov.wales/commission-justice-wales-report

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    • 1 hr
    Will COVID-19 be the making or breaking of devolution?

    Will COVID-19 be the making or breaking of devolution?

    Laura McAllister of the Wales Governance Centre chairs a joint Cardiff University and Institute of Welsh Affairs debate asking whether the COVID-19 crisis has forged a new union of the UK or fractured it further. Featuring contributions from Welsh Labour MS Mick Antoniw , Valerie Livingstone of Newsdirect, Mark Hooper of YesCymru and Cllr Claire Mills of the Abolish the Assembly Party.

    We recorded this debate via Zoom so the audio does creak a bit at times, we hope that doesn't detract from your enjoyment of the debate.

    If you're enjoying Golau, please like and subscribe on your podcast player of choice and follow @golau_podcast on Twitter for the latest news.

    • 52 min
    The Welsh Economy - Your Questions Answered

    The Welsh Economy - Your Questions Answered

    In this bonus episode, we took some crowdsourced questions (How bleak is the Welsh economic outlook? Can Wales afford to be independent? ... and more) and asked the experts from the Wales Fiscal Analysis team who have been studying the Welsh economy and public finances in detail since 2015. Answers range from comprehensive to speculative - hope you enjoy :)

    Our full episode with the Wales Fiscal Analysis team: https://soundcloud.com/user-144128765/minding-the-welsh-fiscal-gap

    WFA Reports:
    Wales’s Fiscal Future: Wales' Fiscal Future: A path to sustainability?: www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pd…Future_FINAL.pdf
    Welsh Government Budget 2020: www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pd…efing_slides.pdf
    Wales and Covid19: The Welsh Budget: www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pd…-Budget-2020.pdf
    Wales and Covid19 Update 1:
    www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pd…Budget_FINAL.pdf
    Higher Education and Covid19 in Wales: www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pd…/Covid_FINAL.pdf
    You follow the latest from our guests on Twitter:

    Cian Tudur: @CianTudur
    Guto Ifan: @GutoIfan
    Wales Fiscal Analysis Team and other research @WalesGovernance

    And, of course, us @golau_podcast
    If you’re enjoying Golau please leave us a review in your podcast player of choice.

    • 17 min
    Minding the Welsh Fiscal Gap

    Minding the Welsh Fiscal Gap

    This episode takes a deep dive into the Welsh economy, the infamous fiscal gap (the difference between tax revenue generated and public sector spending), the economic scenario of Welsh independence and the impact of the Covid19 crisis on the Welsh and UK economies and government responses.

    WFA Reports:
    Wales’s Fiscal Future: Wales' Fiscal Future: A path to sustainability?: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1767424/Wales_Fiscal_Future_FINAL.pdf
    Welsh Government Budget 2020: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1747699/WFA_budget_briefing_slides.pdf
    Wales and Covid19: The Welsh Budget: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1788628/WFA-Spring-Budget-2020.pdf
    Wales and Covid19 Update 1:
    https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/2132654/COVID19_Welsh_Budget_FINAL.pdf
    Higher Education and Covid19 in Wales: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/2394361/Covid_FINAL.pdf
    You follow the latest from our guests on Twitter:

    Cian Tudur: @CianTudur
    Guto Ifan: @GutoIfan
    Wales Fiscal Analysis Team and other research @WalesGovernance

    And, of course, us @golau_podcast
    If you’re enjoying Golau please leave us a review in your podcast player of choice.

    • 51 min
    Wales after Brexit - Mark Drakeford

    Wales after Brexit - Mark Drakeford

    The Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University invited the First Minister to deliver a speech to mark Brexit Day.

    Taking in lessons from Wales's history, he strikes an optimistic tone for Wales's post-Brexit while addressing some real concerns about the challenges ahead.

    • 34 min
    Brexit and the Future of the United Kingdom

    Brexit and the Future of the United Kingdom

    We don’t normally include event recordings on the Golau podcast feed (instead you can find a number of interesting speakers and public lectures on the Cardiff University podcast). However, this talk from the 2019 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture, delivered by Philip Rycroft (the former Permanent Secretary at the UK Government’s Department for Exiting the EU) is… well… something else. The audience in Cardiff Bay’s Pierhead found it interesting and provocative and we think you will too.

    In the talk Philip talks about the choppy waters ahead for the constitutional future of the UK and the challenges that will be posed for future prime ministers by the as the bonds holding together the nations of the British Union come under increasing strain.

    You can find out more about the research of the Wales Governance Centre here:
    https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/wales-governance-centre

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Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

TheeArkitect ,

Interesting, focused & insightful

Not many podcasts that focus on Wales and it’s nationhood and political structures. This one is particularly good! 👏

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There aren't many podcasts just about Welsh politics but this is one of the best.

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