It beggars belief that, in this peak moment of anti-politics, the Welsh Assembly's Presiding Officer decides it's time to make the case for more politicians. When the cost of politics has never been so under the spotlight, this shows a tin ear to the electorate.
The near-hysterical reaction from Cardiff Bay politicians to Theresa May's statement that the British Government will listen to devolved administrations - but not include them - in the Brexit negotiations shows how the whole process is turning into a grudge match.
Having passed through the House of Commons last Monday, the Wales Bill is now to be presented, probably for rubber-stamping, to the Lords. This means that the Welsh Assembly is set to get tax powers and potentially another 20 or 40 members.
In a "major intervention" in the Brexit debate, the Welsh First Minister has "fired a warning shot" at the UK government - claiming that Brexit could lead to full-blown Welsh independence. Under the guise of a "trade mission" to the US, Carwyn Jones, unwisely, is seizing on the referendum result to provoke yet more constitutional wrangling.
The Leave vote shows a Wales gripped by a rebellious, anti-establishment zeitgeist - more so than during any time since the National Assembly came into being. But the evidence so far is that most politicians in the self-styled Cardiff Bay Bubble are oblivious to the threat this poses to them, and to devolved Welsh government as a whole.
Many who were unaware of the growing political alienation in Wales were stunned on 24th June to discover that, unlike Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wales voted decisively for Brexit. Of the 22 Welsh local authorities, 17 voted to leave the EU.
The police and crime commissioner is a hybrid of public service leader and politician. The proclivity to oppose these roles within the Labour party, simply on the grounds that they were born under a Conservative government, is unhealthy and wrong. The devolution agenda was trailblazed by New Labour, and has now eventually been embraced by the Tories.
Whether or not the voters of North Wales elect me as police and crime commissioner on the 5 May, I will be campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union in the referendum on the 23 June. In fact, if I am elected to head up the fight against crime in North Wales, my campaigning will have a new urgency.
As we approach the three-year anniversary of the election of the first Police and Crime Commissioners, it is a good time to judge whether they have been a successful innovation and what they have achieved. To my mind, placing policing under directly accountable Commissioners was one of the few good ideas of the Coalition Government.
Wales is not becoming more Welsh or more left wing politically, it is becoming more centrist, says David Taylor. "Clearly it was not the result we were hoping for last night, and I will be playing a full part in building up our party for the upcoming elections."

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