Politics & Public Affairs

Brexit Vote Delay Solves Nothing

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised Theresa May’s decision to call off tomorrow’s planned vote on her Brexit deal; claiming only an Exit from Brexit can stop this crisis. The UK Government choose to postpone the planned vote on the Brexit Deal after admitting...

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Exit from Brexit Within our Grasp

The Welsh Lib Dems have claimed an Exit from Brexit is within Wales’ grasp; following the ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Article 50 can be unilaterally revoked by Britain without affecting the terms of our membership. The ruling stressed that any...

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30 Little Ministers

Tweet 30 Gov’ment ministers sent far and wide Told to get the people on Theresa’s side For 40 million voters they were given 2 days each – A target unattainable; completely out of reach The spectacle of 30 government ministers being sent scuttling around the UK over...

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Carwyn Jones’ nine years in power

Laura McAllister is Professor at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and a trustee of the IWA This article first appeared in the Western Mail and on WalesOnline. So the fat lady has nearly finished singing. Without being unfair, it’s been a painfully...

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Our place in two Unions

Matthew Hexter is the Convener of the Welsh Fabians writing in a personal capacity The Union of Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland is dying. At the same time, we have as a union of four have elected to leave another Union with Europe. For the rights and...

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Mark Drakeford Must Back People’s Vote

Following Mark Drakeford’s election as Welsh Labour Leader, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged Mark Drakeford to unambiguously support a People’s Vote and commit the Welsh Government to campaigning to stop Brexit. Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds...

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Carts and horses

Tweet There’s a lengthy piece by Labour AM, Mick Antoniw in today’s Western Mail (although I can’t find it online) arguing that a General Election is a better way forward than holding a second referendum, the so-called ‘People’s Vote’.  When it comes to the practical...

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Welsh Entrepreneurial Councils

Cllr Dimitri Batrouni, Leader of the Opposition at Monmouthshire County Council, and Lecturer at the University of Bristol The future of local government is a much-debated issue in Wales and, indeed, across the UK. This is unsurprising given Welsh councils have...

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Revocability of Article 50 a “game changer”

The European Court’s most senior advisor has today confirmed that it is his opinion that the UK can revoke Article 50 and stay in the EU without the need for other European countries’ agreement. Hywel Williams MP, Plaid Cymru’s Brexit Spokesperson, who has supported...

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Plus ça change…

Tweet During a recent sojourn in sunnier climes, I set out to read the first part of Don Quijote in the original version.  It was hard going at times, but what struck me was the timelessness of some themes in literature. I mean, here is a man who is madder than a box...

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