Welsh Government to Live Stream Press Briefings

16 Mar

Live, on the record press briefings are suddenly all the rage. Today marks the first in a series of daily Coronavirus Briefings broadcast live from Downing Street from 16:45. This week also kicks off new open briefings from the Welsh Government, as is the case with so many other governments around the world, the Welsh […]

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The Welsh Tories provide a positive alternative to Labour’s anti-Brexit politicking in Cardiff Bay

16 Jan

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, architect of Welsh Labour’s General Election debacle, will apparently stick with their “basic message”. Welsh Labour’s campaign had an “unreservedly and enthusiastically” Remain stamp. And at last week’s Questions to the First Minister, he claimed he was right to campaign for a second referendum as “Wales’ future was better off […]

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The Brexitlands of Wales have shown complacent Welsh Labour that they have somewhere else to go

18 Dec

Lord Mandelson once said: “The people of south Wales will always vote Labour because they have nowhere else to go”. The former EU Commissioner was proven wrong by voters last week as Welsh Labour saw the collapse of its North Wales red wall and major inroads from Boris Johnson’s revived Conservatives in South Wales. Labour’s […]

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How Brexit can give Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland more policymaking power

16 Dec

As the result of last week’s election begins to sink in, one thing on the minds of politicians in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is the fate of devolved authority after Brexit. In this blog, Anthony M. Bertelli, asks how can Brexit give them more policymaking power? Prime Minister Boris Johnson endorsed devolved authority during a September … Continued

Election Battlegrounds 10) Wales

4 Dec

Where the Tories have rallied in Scotland, Labour appear to have done so here. There is a broad range of possible Conservative targets, but only a few anticipated gains.

Will Johnson’s Brexit deal bring choppy waters to Holyhead?

4 Dec

The new Withdrawal Agreement would mean the Irish Sea will become a border between Welsh ports and the Republic of Ireland. This will mean big changes for Holyhead. Andrew Potter (Cardiff Business School) looks at the likely problems and how they could be minimised. As 2019 draws to a close, the logistics industry is once … Continued

What the 2019 Plaid Cymru manifesto says about Brexit

27 Nov

The Plaid Cymru General Election 2019 manifesto, ‘Wales, it’s us.’ has been published, and the key message on Brexit is: “Plaid Cymru has long campaigned for a People’s Vote to end the Brexit crisis, to safeguard Wales’s place in Europe and the thousands of jobs that depend upon our EU membership.” Regarding Boris Johnson’s deal, […]

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