Politics & Public Affairs

Reading the message

In a post a week before the elections for the European Parliament, I suggested that there is a problem when politicians argue for us to use an election to ‘send a message’, firstly because the end result is a conglomerate of a whole lot of individual decisions taken...

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It is  perhaps in the genes of politicians, that they are directed to the leadership of their party and thinking they could be Prime Minister.Even when their party is in a slump , there is always those who aspire to leadership even if the polls suggest that it will be...

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Something has Changed

Image credit: Theresa May. Picture by Annika Haas (CC BY 2.0)   The tide had turned. Whereas once I heard sympathy from Torys and non-Torys alike for a Prime Minister trying to deliver the near impossible with a polarised public and an obstinate Parliament, more...

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The end is still not nigh enough

Getting things right with the benefit of hindsight is easy enough; getting them right in advance is a lot harder.  But Theresa May’s premiership was doomed to end in tears from the point at which she picked up a red pen and started drawing impossible and contradictory...

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Apropos of nothing in particular

This week’s Welsh Political Barometer poll asked the following question: “Which of the following do you think would make the best Conservative leader and Prime Minister if Theresa May were to stand down?” These are the results, presented in two columns: for our entire...

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An extraordinary time in politics

In the near 40 years I have been in politics I have never seen anything like the mess we are currently in as a democracy and as a nation. As somebody who has studied history, I am struggling to find precedents for the extraordinary chaos that exists in the two main...

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There can be no doubt that the so Called Brexit Party will do well n the European Elections  and it seems that it has influenced voting intentions for the fiture UK General election and National Assembly elections in Wales.,.I am going to concentrate on the Assembly...

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Farage under investigation

On the eve of the European elections here in the UK, the European parliament has announced that it is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks:Last week, Channel 4 revealed Farage was generously funded by Arron Banks in...

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Neither new nor improved

Tweet A common ploy for companies selling confectionery, foodstuffs, soap powder and so forth whose brand is looking tired or whose sales are flagging is to make some minor changes to the product and then put a big bold sticker saying “New Improved” on the packaging. ...

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Peter Black

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Tories at war Anybody who wants to know why the Tories are in single figures in the latest polls only need to read this article.Senior figures within that party have effectively given up talking to the country and instead are manoeuvring for...

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Y Cneifiwr

Warmest congratulations to Karen Davies who held Saron ward for Plaid Cymru with just over 65% (up 15.7%) of the vote in yesterday's by-election. Labour came second with 20.9% (down 15%). Despite throwing the kitchen sink at the campaign, the Tories trailed in third...

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Tories at war

Anybody who wants to know why the Tories are in single figures in the latest polls only need to read this article.Senior figures within that party have effectively given up talking to the country and instead are manoeuvring for position within the party to become the...

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Dignity

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett is a Guardian columnist and the author of the novel The Tyranny of Lost things Alys Conran’s debut novel Pigeon was a coming of age story set in a small Welsh village surrounded by slate quarries that grappled with questions of language and...

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