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It’s about politics, not finance

Tweet The news of a huge boost to NHS spending is something to be welcomed for two reasons.  The first is that it is clearly badly-needed.  The NHS has been struggling for years, and at least part of the problem has been caused by government spending restrictions. ...

To Soweto by way of the Plough & Harrow

Of all the Great Causes we pursued back in our days of hope in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was only one that came to an unambiguously good end: the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.  Wales was blessed with one of the most active Anti-Apartheid Movement...

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Christopher Chope Q.E.D,

 After yesterday's post Refurbish procedure at Westminster before the building, I had no idea that my argument would be proved  so quickly but in less than a day we have the news that, From the Guardian A bill to make upskirting a specific criminal offence punishable...

Something for the Weekend…

My two recent blog posts about the latest BBC/YouGov poll looked at evidence from that poll regarding attitudes to the devolved institutions and other levels of government, including views on which level of government should be responsible for a number of different...

Of promises and slaps

Tweet The Brexit rebels within the Tory Party are more than a little upset that the wording of an agreement that they thought that they had reached with the Prime Minister was subsequently changed to make it meaningless and worthless.  At first sight, their anger...

Calls for urgent action to save music education

An Assembly Committee report has identified significant financial and geographical barriers to accessing music lessons in Wales. The Culture Committee’s report says “vastly different� services are available, depending on where you live. Commenting on the report,...

The BBC/YouGov Poll: Who Should Decide What?

In my previous blog post I talked about some of the findings from the recent BBC/YouGov poll conducted in Wales (in parallel with other work on England and Scotland). In this post I will follow on from that by talking about some further evidence in the poll –...

Click on Wales

Click on WalesValuing and engaging carersSupporting the services that support carersEmployers can play a key role in a carer’s life outside caringBack pedalling on the road to equalityMy life as a young carerClosing the attainment and opportunity gap for young adult...

“Powers were always owned by London”.

The SNP’s walkout of Westminster has been predictably been  condemned by many people as a “stuntâ€�,[embedded content] If it was then it was well planned as  the Independent Reports Prime Minister’s Questions descended into chaos today as the SNP leader was...