[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Sunday, 12 November 2006, 21:40 GMT
Welsh elections
With Tony Blair in Westminster and First Ministers Jack McConnell in Scotland and Rhodri Morgan in Wales, a trinity of Labour premiers govern Britain.

But within the year all three may be out....

The Welsh Assembly
The Welsh Assembly
Tony Blair, we know, plans to leave Downing Street some time next summer.

And before that, next May, Labour faces elections to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. At the moment, Labour runs Scotland in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

Wales is ruled by a minority Labour administration. As we reported here last month, if Labour does badly in the Scottish elections the Lib Dems might just be tempted into government in coalition with the Scottish Nationalists.

And in Wales there's an even more intriguing prospect - a grand coalition of all Labour's enemies.

John Beesley explains why.

Report on Welsh politics

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific