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Mark Drakeford’s socialist credentials

Adam Johannes is a Cardiff-based anti-austerity campaigner and independent socialist Welsh Labour had a leadership contest. At a time of global crisis, from the economy to the very future of the planet, the contest could have been a platform for discussing big ideas...

We need a plan B if Wylfa Bis scrapped.

This Tweet by Andrew Adonis fills me with mixed feelings  Andrew Adonis Retweeted Mrs May has now cancelled the nuclear power project in Anglesey, the tidal lagoon in Swansea (the next would have been Cardiff), & rail electrification west of Cardiff. A systematic...

Dilyn Iolo

Bore mwyn, di-haul o Ionawr, a dyma bedwar ohonon ni’n cychwyn ar Daith Gerdded Treftadaeth Iolo Morganwg.  Taith gylchol o ryw bedair milltir a hanner yw hon, un o gyfres o deithiau cerdded wedi’u dyfeisio gan Gyngor Bro Morgannwg, gyda help Valeways, Ramblers Bro...

Steffan Lewis passing is a huge loss to Wales

But now, thy youngest, dearest one, has perish'd,         The nursling of thy widowhood, who grew,          Like a pale flower by some sad maiden cherish'd,         And fed with true-love tears, instead of dew;         Most musical of mourners, weep anew!         Thy...

Duplicity isn’t strong enough

Tweet Faced with what still looks like certain defeat next week, I can understand why the Prime Minister is desperately trying to find a form of words which bridges irreconcilable propositions, but this is surely a step too far even by her own standards of twisted...

The unintended consequences of John Redwood

Dr Leon Gooberman lectures at Cardiff Business School. His recent publications include ‘From Depression to Devolution: economy and government in Wales, 1934 to 2006’, published by the University of Wales Press. Ideology is a necessary component of politics, but the...

Top Tips to a Sustainable Business in 2019

January is often a time of resolutions and lifestyle changes, we often make commitments to ourselves on a personal level. It is also possible to apply the same level of reflection and ambition within the organisation you work for. Making these changes can improve your...

Epic Sustainable Journey for Yellow Sub

Epic Sustainable Journey for Yellow Sub Alex Egan, from member organisation,  Yellow Sub Geo is embarking on an epic journey – a 1,500 km charity bike ride from London to the Mediterranean! Yellow Sub Geo was created with the goal to make a difference. To do something...

Celtc Union 'a must' regardless of Brexit

The Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has said that there needs to be a much ‘greater co-operation’ between the Celtic nations regardless of Brexit and has suggested a Celtic Development Bank for joint infrastructure investment projects in energy, transport, and...

Angry White People by Hsiao-Hung Pai

A fascinating book for these dark times...........I read this review some years ago. A bit out of date but very relelvant in these times..... A rising scourge to England’s social peace and multiculturalism, the English Defence League (EDL) has violently protested...

A case of theft

Tweet It was Proudhon who argued that all property is theft, although Marx pointed out that the idea of theft itself presupposes the existence of the concept of property.  Whatever, in common everyday language, we all have an understanding that theft is the unlawful...

La Pasionaria is now La Señora Domada.

In some ways the news that education bosses are claiming draft Welsh curriculum 'poorly defined' is a lesson on how politicians behave as government ministers as opposed  to when they are in opposition. The Education Minister in the Welsh Government, is Kirsty...

Strange outcomes

Tweet The nomination of the Counsel General as Brexit Minister raises a number of questions, not least about the definition of a ‘minister’.  Given that Brexit is not a devolved issue; that he has no statutory responsibilities in the role; and that he will not be...

Welsh politics’ irrevocable change

Martin Shipton is a Political Author and Chief Reporter for Media Wales This article first appeared in the journalist, the magazine of the national union of journalists I can pinpoint with some accuracy the moment that covering Welsh politics changed irrevocably for...

Why The Welsh Clubs Should Leave The Pro14

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.I didn't think when I last chatted about the Pro14 on this blog that I would return to it so soon and, as always I preface everything I say on rugby with the statement that there are bloggers far more knowledgeable about the...

Proving the opposite

Tweet Yesterday’s ‘dry run’ for post-Brexit chaos at the ports turned into farce as those involved pretended that 89 lorries could adequately demonstrate the impact of 6000.  There were supposed to be 150, which isn’t much better, but only 60% turned up.  It’s...

It was Blair that began it……..

It was Blair that began it. The Alchemy of it's conception was Thatcher's . KInnock watered the seed but it was Blair who begat the near death of ideology. This near death stole from millions a political lens. Then in the nadir times Farage created a hybrid he grafted...

A monument to the communal

Merlin Gable is Culture Editor of the welsh agenda This article originally appeared in the welsh agenda: issue 61 A tangle of pink foil balloons drifts across the skyline, passing rather than rising, released by a child who is probably now rather distressed. ‘Oh isn’t...