Politics & Public Affairs

Making the most of our landscape

Dr David Llewellyn is Managing Director of Blaengad Cyf. David is currently contracted to the Welsh Government's Valleys Taskforce to lead on the development of the Valleys Regional Park. This essay originally appeared in Metro & Me, a collection of essays exploring...

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Welsh Lib Dems Deliver for Rural Schools

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the publication of Wales’ first ever Rural Education Action Plan which has been launched by Welsh Lib Dem Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.  Since joining the Welsh Government, Kirsty Williams AM has implemented a large...

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Plaid Cymru Campaigning Review

New Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price AM has announced that former SNP Depute Leader Angus Robertson will conduct a root and branch review of the party’s campaign machinery to: "look at our structures, our operations, capacity and ability to secure victory for Plaid Cymru...

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Hiding the fiscal facts

Tweet Nation.Cymru carried a piece yesterday about the response by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to a claim by Plaid that Wales isn’t getting its fair share of infrastructure spending.  The claim that Wales doesn’t get its fair share is a long-standing one, and I...

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25% surge in Plaid Cymru membership in two weeks

Over 2,000 new members have joined the party since Adam Price was elected leader Plaid Cymru membership has increased by over a quarter since the party’s leadership election two weeks ago. This surge in membership, thought to be the largest weekly increase in the...

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Determining where duty lies

Tweet There’s nothing at all unreasonable in the Prime Minister’s demand that MPs should ‘do their duty’ and ‘act in the national interest’ over Brexit; the problem lies in her insistence that doing both of those things necessarily involves voting for whatever she...

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A new podcast!

I was delighted recently to do an episode of Martin Shipton’s podcast. As many blog readers will know, Martin is Chief Reporter for Media Wales, and a long-standing perceptive observer of the Welsh political scene. You can find him on Twitter: @ShiptonMartin He...

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Pre-conditions for referendums

Tweet There has been some confusion about UKIP's policy in relation to the National Assembly.  Actually, I could have written that sentence without the words "in relation to the National Assembly", and on everything except their core policy of Brexit, it would still...

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Brexit and independence

Tweet The clarity with which Plaid’s new leader has expressed his opposition to Brexit is to be welcomed.  Whether it will win or lose votes for his party is an open question; I suspect that there will be some movement in both directions.  But if a political party...

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