Politics & Public Affairs

One million Welsh speakers ambition “doomed to failure” without coherent education planning / Uchelgais miliwn o siaradwyr Cymraeg “dedfrydwyd i fethiant” heb gynllun addysg wedi’i ddiweddaru

On International Mother Language Day, the Welsh Conservatives have expressed concern that the Cymraeg2050 programme is destined to end in tears if the Welsh Labour-led Government does not enforce a sound strategy in the education sector. Welsh Conservative and Shadow...

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More of the same?

Tweet In all sorts of ways, Brexit is an epoch-defining moment, whether it ends up happening or not.  Tied up in the debate is a whole series of issues about what it means to be Welsh, British or European, whether the future lies in international co-operation or...

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On salaries and greed?

Alex Bird is a Fellow of the IWA, a member of Glas Cymru, and a co-operative researcher, adviser and activist. Now we have a new First Minister, who’s pledged to reform the Welsh economy over the next few years, perhaps it’s time to think about how we remunerate...

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No clear plans for the environment after Brexit

Shadow minister for the environment and rural affairs, Plaid Cymru AM Llyr Gruffydd has slammed the Welsh Government for having no plans for protecting the Welsh environment after Brexit. With less than forty days to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union,...

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When ‘trust me’ isn’t enough

Tweet Chutzpah: a lovely little word to describe the audacity involved in making outrageous statements or claims, one of the few skills which ministers in the UK Government seem to be honing to a fine edge.  Yesterday, it was the Foreign Secretary’s turn to try his...

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The value of sport to our health

Owen Hathway is the Head of Insight and Policy at Sport Wales. The notion of being active to benefit your physical and mental health is far from revolutionary.  Everyone knows that doing sport, be that in a competitive environment or purely for individual enjoyment,...

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Direct and indirect causes

Tweet Different people have reacted differently to the announcement by Honda that it is to cease production and close its plant in Swindon, depending largely on their views over Brexit.  Opponents of Brexit have been quick to claim that Brexit is clearly a factor,...

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The Less Than Magnificent Seven.

The "Gang of Four" were centrists, who had defected from the Labour Party due to what they perceived to be the influence of the Militant tendency and the "hard left" within the party, Yesterday Seven Labour MPs have quit the party citing several reasons including that...

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Elfyn Llwyd appointed shadow counsel general

The former MP and barrister Elfyn Llwyd has been appointed the shadow counsel general for Plaid Cymru in the Assembly. He will join Plaid Cymru AMs as a member of the Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet. The Counsel General is responsible for providing legal advice to Welsh...

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Who’d have thought it?

Tweet Apparently, if you want to do a trade deal with the world’s second largest economy, a country which just happens to have the world’s largest standing army, threatening them with military action in two years’ time when your big new boat is finally ready is likely...

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The Kids are alright .

With the National Assembly planning to lower the voting age to sixteen , it seems for the sake of our future this is well worth doing.Yesterday hundreds of children protested outside the Senedd today about climate change. They say there has been a "woeful inaction" by...

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