Yesterday evening I questioned why the ARSEMBLY blog had disappeared. It hit the Welsh blogosphere with a bang and rapidly developed into a sort of Welsh Guido Fawkes. I emailed Arsembly (I still don't know his identity) and he explained he was giving up his blog and has asked me to publish the following explanation...
Over the last few months Arsembly has grabbed the Welsh political
establishment by the balls. In a short space of time it became Wales's number
one political blog. I always wanted to go out on a high, leaving the public
wanting more – and I have done just that. Happily for me, I am no longer working
in or around Welsh politics, but that does mean the blog would have been
difficult to keep up. It's been a hugely enjoyable few months, thank you to all
my readers, and particularly my anonymous sources, without whom this would not
have been possible. Rest assured your identities will be protected. Arsembly
hasn't been deleted, and I will no doubt return to it sometime in the future. In
the meantime, I will continue to voice my opinion on the goings-on in Welsh
politics in the comment sections of other blogs.