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Newsfeed.Cymru ran as an experiment for several years. The aim was to highlight news sources which didn't come from the mainstream, but reflected the diversity of political, geographical and social reality in Wales. With very limited support from donors, we have taken...

Plaid still dithering over Neil McEvoy.

Plaid at a time when it should and could be seizing the initiative  in Welsh Politics, continues to fail to find a solution to its renegade populist problem that is Neil McEvoy which has been dogging it for years .The BBC report that,A disciplinary panel tasked with...

The Book I Probably Took Too Personally

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.So this is the latest library book I've read. Rhys Thomas - The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway I have already mentioned this book in an earlier post. Annoyed as I was in an assertion it made that an only child is a lonely...

Teaching the new curriculum: time will tell

It is an exciting time to be a teacher in Wales. The implementation of the new curriculum is an opportunity for change. This ‘shake up’ of education can seem completely overwhelming because of the extent of the change, but I am sure that many teachers and parents will...

EU spells out consequences on no deal

Brazen assertions by Tory leadership candidates that Europe fears a no-deal as much as the UK, may well be accurate but the stakes are much higher for us than the other 27 countries and they know it, and that is why at the end of the day they will let us...

Leadership hopefuls

Some of the runners and riders in the Tory Donkey Derby managed some interesting quotes following yesterday’s elimination of the three lowest-placed candidates.  Rory Stewart, who scraped into seventh place with 19 votes, was pleased with that number, because prior to...

Setting tough targets

I wouldn’t normally tend to endorse any of the candidates for the leadership of the Tory party – they all seem pretty dire to me.  I was, though, struck by something that ‘the Saj’ said yesterday in his pitch.  He argued that he was different, an outsider, just like...

Ford: The Brexit connection

This article was originally published in the Western Mail   Last week a story broke that in other times would have commanded the headlines of the national press for weeks because it speaks so loudly not only of a sickening blow to a Welsh community, but also of the...

The universe might not be big enough

Infinity is a difficult concept to explain, but the old sayingthat given an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of keyboards and an infinite length of time, one of them would end up typing out the complete works of Shakespeare, correctly spelled and in...

How Cool is Now?

This article was originally published in the welsh agenda: issue 62   2019 will see some significant anniversaries for Welsh institutions both pop and political. Among those turning fifty this year are Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield, as...

Ford Bridgend Plant Closure

Last week saw the devastating news of the planned closure of the Ford engine plant in Bridgend. A decision that has caused widespread uncertainty for thousands of directly and indirectly employed workers in the local community and beyond. The Green Party has long...

Bishop of Monmouth election

The election of the next Bishop of Monmouth will be held in September. Newport Cathedral will be closed and locked on September 17 as an Electoral College of people drawn from all over Wales, will meet inside to nominate and then vote on a confidential list of...

Shared Prosperity Fund must deliver for Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the UK Government to ensure the Shared Prosperity Fund delivers for Wales ahead of this afternoon’s Senedd debate. The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for the fund to ensure Wales receives not a penny less than it...

A benefit tribunal in Swansea……

    I have a very rewarding career, in addition to being a Psychotherapist I represrnt people at benefit Tribunals. I love my job and I win about 90% of the cases. I am disanled myself and partially sighted. I have a whire stick and have a deep understanding of both...

What a strange coincidence – or maybe not

It seems to be a well-established practice that all spending pledges made by the Labour Party must be accompanied by a detailed analysis of where the money will come from, whilst Conservative politicians are allowed to make wild promises as and when they wish,...