Politics & Public Affairs

We’re having the farce first

Tweet It was Marx (Karl, not Groucho, although in this case it could equally have been either) who said that history always repeats itself twice; the first time as tragedy and the second as farce.  It seems increasingly as though the UK Government has taken this on...

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Banned for being too political

I am not a great fan of Christmas adverts, especially when they are aired in November, but this is the Iceland one, which according to the Guardian, has been banned for being too political.The paper says that as part of the retailer's festive campaign they struck a...

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Time to smash the delusions

Tweet Yesterday’s news that a German company is closing its factory in Llanelli, citing Brexit uncertainty as a factor, *should* make people locally think about whether Brexit is such a good idea after all.  I doubt that it will, though.  We all see events through the...

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Brexit Already Destroying Welsh Jobs

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have cited the recent announcement of the closure of the Schaeffler plant in Llanelli as proof that Brexit uncertainty is already hurting the Welsh Economy. The Schaeffler company employs more than 1,000 people across UK, with 220 of those...

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The November Welsh Political Barometer

The darkening days have been brightened by the arrival of a new Welsh Political Barometer poll. This will be one of our most interesting polls ever, providing detailed evidence on public attitudes to Brexit and to the new party leaders (and candidates for the Welsh...

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Choosing a century

Tweet Underlying the whole Brexit process from the outset has been a current of Anglo-British not-nationalism-at-all which starts from a perspective of general arrogance towards the rest of the world underpinned by a sense of superiority and entitlement.  It’s a...

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Who is Carole Cadwalladr?

If you have never heard  of  Carole Cadwalladr, them I wouldn't be surprised , whilst her detractors constantly appear on BBC news and factional Programmes like her rival Isabel Euphemia Oakeshott  the author of The Bad Boys of Brexit  an inside account of...

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Welsh Lib Dems Protecting Rural Schools

A new code introduced today by Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams is another example of the transformational impact Welsh Lib Dems are having on rural schools and rural Wales. The new, strengthened code includes a presumption...

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Architecture in and of Wales

Before retiring, John Hilling was an architect and town planner. Born in Abertysswg, in the Rhymni valley, he now lives in Cardiff and is the author of nine books and numerous articles, mostly on historic architecture in Wales. This article is drawn from an address by...

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