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I had no alternative but to take the action that I did and I hope that people will understand that. Carl was my friend. In all the years that I knew him I never had a cross word with him. For 14 years we worked together. He ... served his country with distinction. Carl was a true force of nature. He drove through more legislation than any other minister. Not just through force of argument but through sheer force of personality and persuasion. Everybody is grieving and it is not appropriate for me to get into precise detail. These are matters for the future.feedback
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Nov 09 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Carwyn Jones is associated, including U.K., UK, and process. Most recently, Carwyn Jones has been quoted saying: “Wales has lost a person of great warmth, ability and charisma. These are the darkest days any of us can remember in this institution, but they are darkest of all for the family.” in the article Pressure grows on Carwyn Jones to order Carl Sargeant inquiry.
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Sep 17 2017 - Brexit

There is a wiser and more sensible choice, which is devolution in the UK context. Does that mean federalism? It means something close to it. Federalism is difficult because of England. What do you do with England? But it means that the UK is a partnership of four nations, not one that imposes its will on everyone else.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - London

There's no reason why the union can't stay together. There is every possibility of creating a modern democratic state where there are different centres of democratic accountability rather than one, London.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Brexit

People could see what it would look like. The problem with the [EU] referendum was that the vote was to leave, but there was any number of interpretations over what that meant.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Brexit

We can't be prosperous unless we have the fullest possible access to the single market. That's hugely important for us, 67% of our exports go there. Any obstacle and we lose jobs. It's that simple. We don't have to have the sort of Brexit that the Tories are proposing.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Brexit

I think there are great challenges for the UK. To my mind the EU was part of the glue that held the UK together.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Brexit

There were a lot of people who voted leave for reasons that have nothing to do with the EU. A lot of people said to me on the doorstep: 'We're going to kick David Cameron. Don't worry, we're still Labour.' I heard that more than anything else. The EU was a minor issue in the referendum about the EU.feedback

Sep 17 2017

The opening will create a range of new job opportunities and give a new lease of life to the area.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Brexit

The Welsh parliament is never going to support something that deprives the people of powers that would otherwise come to them. The UK government has not done enough to build trust.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Single market

We would not control the rules, but we would have full and unfettered access.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Scottish independence

Regrettably, the Bill does not do this. Instead, it is a naked power-grab, an attack on the founding principles of devolution and could destabilise our economies.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Scottish independence

This week began with the Prime Minister calling for a constructive and collaborative approach from those outside Whitehall to help get Brexit right. Today's publication of The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is the first test as to whether the UK Government is serious about such an approach. It is a test it has failed utterly.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Scottish independence

We have repeatedly tried to engage with the UK Government on these matters and have put forward constructive proposals about how we can deliver an outcome which will protect the interests of all the nations in the UK, safeguard our economies and respect devolution.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Scottish independence

On that basis, the Scottish and Welsh governments cannot recommend that legislative consent is given to the Bill as it currently stands.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Scottish independence

It returns them solely to the UK Government and Parliament, and imposes new restrictions on the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Northern Ireland

It is outrageous that the Prime Minister believes she can secure her own political future by throwing money at Northern Ireland whilst completely ignoring the rest of the UK.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Jeremy went round campaigning tirelessly around the whole of the UK listening to people.feedback

Jun 09 2017

These are fantastic results in Wales. We pulled out all the stops.feedback

May 18 2017

His bright confidence was infectious, and we can see so much of Rhodri's can-do attitude in our modern Wales. That first decade of self-governance, and making distinct choices for Wales will forever be associated with his leadership. He will be hugely missed, and my thoughts are with Julie [a Labour assembly member] and all the family at this sad time.feedback

May 18 2017

Wales hasn't just lost a great politician, we've lost a real father figure. In very many ways Rhodri wasn't like other politicians, and that is why people warmed to him, trusted him and felt like they knew him so well. He was funny, clever, engaging on almost any topic and absolutely passionate about all things Welsh. I owe him a great deal, just as we all do in Welsh Labour. He did so much to fight for, and then establish devolution in the hearts and minds of the public in our country.feedback

May 17 2017

I worked closely with him as secretary of state for Wales to agree the basis for the full law-making powers the assembly now has. He was Welsh through and through and a repository of fascinating facts on everything under the sun. A towering figure in every sense whom we will all miss.feedback

May 05 2017 - British elections 2017

Welsh Labour candidates and activists can be incredibly proud of themselves today – they fought another tough election, and once again defied the odds. The Tories had been briefing that they'd be walking into power right across Wales – that simply has not happened. We must now re-focus and fight a general election campaign the same way we always fight elections – with our own Welsh Labour values, huge amounts of hard work and an absolute commitment to stand up for our communities against the Tories.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I'm not going to pretend things are easy. We've a mountain to climb but mountains are there to be climbed. When the going is tough you get down to it and work hard. That mountain will have to be climbed – otherwise it's austerity for ever and a day, more and more cuts, less money for the NHS, less money for education. It's hugely important that we don't allow the Tories to walk all over us. If they think they are in a strong position they will try to run all over the Celtic nations and impose their own brand of nationalism on the rest of us.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Terrorism

One of the things you have to do in leadership is give a straight answer. Otherwise people will interpret your answer in many different ways. My answer is quite simply, yes, we do replace Trident. It's hugely important as a party that you are able to convince people you are going to keep them secure. Trident is a deterrent. It doesn't keep us secure against terrorism. That's why it's so important that we need to bolster our armed forces to meet the immediate threat that exists in Europe at the moment.feedback

Apr 24 2017

It is clear Jeremy has work to do to convince people he is a leader. He knows that and over the next few weeks he has to show people he is a good candidate for prime minister. From the public's perspective they haven't seen his best side yet. I've gone round with Jeremy on the doorstep; I've gone round town centres with him. He's not someone that puts people off when they meet him. Far from it. It's the exact opposite. I think he just needs to do more of that, going around, meeting people, listening and I think people will be impressed by what they hear.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - London

If they are not careful, people's sense of disengagement with Brussels will simply attach itself to London. They are giving the impression sometimes that they do not listen. We are going to end up in court on that unless we can sort this out. Our devolution settlement says agriculture is devolved, full stop. We are never going to accept Brussels is replaced by London. Their heads are not around this yet.feedback

Mar 19 2017

There was as much frustration on the doorstep about the UK government as about the EU [during the referendum]. At the end of the day, it's not as if Westminster and Whitehall were fantastically popular.feedback

Oct 25 2016

A hard Brexit would be a disaster. There's no getting around that.feedback

Oct 24 2016

It was difficult for the devolved administrations to influence the process when there was so much uncertainty over what the government was seeking.feedback

Oct 24 2016

If UK Gov can't negotiate position with devolved nations little hope of negotiating a good Brexit deal with 27 countries.feedback

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