Politics & Public Affairs

The limits of democracy

Tweet The most often-used argument against a second vote on Brexit is that it would be a ‘betrayal of democracy’; the people have voted and have expressed a clear conclusion and that desire must now be respected and implemented.  One of the problems with that...

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The Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill

Dr David Dallimore is a Research Officer at Bangor University In general, technical law setting out how funding is administered by government is not something that generally gets people excited as it sails through the legislative process with cursory glances and the...

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A Psephological Summer

I hope you have all had a good summer. You will have noticed that the blogging has been quiet for some weeks. I spent some time while the weather was warmer re-charging my psephological batteries; since I returned to work at the start of the month I have had my hands...

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An Autism Act for Wales

Meleri Thomas is External Affairs Manager for National Autistic Society Cymru Ten years on It’s been over ten years since the Welsh Government published its Autism Action Plan. Wales was the first UK nation to develop a strategy to meet the specific needs faced by...

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Our Smart Region

Keith Watts is the IWA’s Smart Region Project Coordinator. The IWA’s Our Smart Region report – launched today – explores how the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal could use smart technology to drive improvements in the lives of the people who live and work in...

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Welsh essential?

Tweet As part of his leadership campaign within Plaid Cymru, Adam Price has produced some proposals on the Welsh language.  It’s a pity that the media reporting concentrated on only one aspect – there’s a lot more in the plan (available here) than simply the...

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Peter Black

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Busting the immigration myths Yesterday's Daily Mirror comments on an expert report from the Migration Advisory Committee that it says busts some major myths about immigration, many favoured by the far right.The first myth, that EU...

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Friends, enemies – and Gove

Tweet With friends like Michael Gove, the Prime Minister really doesn’t need many enemies.  In his anything but enthusiastic support for the doomed Chequers proposals, he said at the weekend that it was the best arrangement for the time being but that any future...

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Amazon’s Tax Bill

Coverage of politics at Westminster is obsessing about every minor detail of the Brexit discussions, while very little attention is being paid to the Budget, only a few weeks away. What changes do we want to see from the Chancellor of the Exchequer? The challenge he...

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YesCymru 2018 AGM, Burry Port

YesCymru’s AGM will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 02 at the Memorial Institute Hall, Burry Port, Llanelli. Registration of members will start at 11am followed by the meeting at 11.30am. There are parking facilities for a limited number of cars. There are two...

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Borrowing and investment

Tweet Yesterday’s Sunday Times carried what appeared to be an almost blow-by-blow account (paywall) of who said what in a crisis meeting of the Cabinet last week called to discuss Brexit.  The extent of the leaking of what are nominally ‘confidential’...

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Borrowing and investment

Tweet Yesterday’s Sunday Times carried what appeared to be an almost blow-by-blow account (paywall) of who said what in a crisis meeting of the Cabinet last week called to discuss Brexit.  The extent of the leaking of what are nominally ‘confidential’...

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Promises, promises …

Tweet In the grand scale of things, whether we will have to pay roaming charges for using mobile phones in the EU after Brexit is a fairly minor issue.  Sometimes, though, it is the apparently minor issues which can highlight the scale of a problem. The EU legislation...

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