Politics & Public Affairs

A Greek tragedy

Tweet Just occasionally, the fates act in a way which brings about a perfect conjunction of people or events.  ‘Perfect’ doesn’t necessarily mean good, of course; something can be perfectly bad as well as perfectly good.  In the context in which I’m using the word...

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Brexit: Higher and Further Education in Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have consistently highlighted the damage that Brexit will do to Wales. The Party is committed to a People’s Vote, giving people the final say and an opportunity to choose an Exit from Brexit. Universities and colleges have been clear about...

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WASPI women “should get compensation”

Plaid Cymru has said that women who have suffered after not being notified of State Pension Age changes should be awarded compensation for their losses.  Speaking ahead of the Plaid Cymru tabled WASPI debate in the Senedd today, Plaid Cymru AM Helen Mary Jones said...

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Majoritarianism isn’t enough

Tweet There are many Brexiteers who are claiming on a regular basis than any decision to cancel or delay Brexit would be some sort of affront to ‘democracy’, and that people will feel cheated if Brexit is in any way delayed or watered down.  Trump Junior has added his...

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CPR: not just another lesson

Adam Fletcher is Head of BHF Cymru Health and wellbeing will be a core area of learning in the new Welsh curriculum, and future generations of young people in Wales could all leave school with lifesaving skills for the first time. Through the new curriculum, Wales can...

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Facilitating the abolitionists

Tweet The decision by UKIP to seek a referendum on abolishing the National Assembly, and to campaign in favour of abolition if such a referendum is held, can hardly come as a great surprise.  UKIP is, and always has been, an Anglo-British nationalist party in whose...

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Brought down by a lie?

Tweet There is a view in parts of the Conservative Party that Theresa May has never really supported Brexit and that the negotiations would have gone the way that they wanted had they been led, instead, by a committed Brexiteer.  After all, she did say – in a very...

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All options must be on table to save Dawnus

Plaid Cymru has called on the Welsh Government to do all that it can to protect jobs at Dawnus Construction, and that all options must be on the table. The party has responded to the announcement that the Swansea-based construction company has today gone into...

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Using different arguments

TweetIn response to the decisions by the House of Commons this week, part of the PM's response was to argue that if MPs aren't careful, there could be a second referendum, and Brexit could be lost.  I wouldn't use the word 'lost', but her point is essentially sound,...

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So what happens now?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has  emphatically lost the support of the  Commons and her Brexit plan  . She can't gather the support of soft Remainers  or the European Reform Group or the likes of William Rees Mogg , who are keen to leave the EU mo matter what, and...

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