In the context of the Covid-19, Cian Siôn looks at how many Welsh households lack the savings necessary to cover a period without a regular income.
Also: schools and business shut down across the nation as COVID-19 responses grow more severe; DUP slammed in ‘cash-for-ash’ report; and Salmond’s trial continues.
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 […]
Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Also: Carlaw and Johnson meet to discuss tweaks to the points-based immigration system; the SNP make trouble over the Irish Protocol; and more.
It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.
Also: Plaid fined almost £30,000 for misreporting donations worth half a million pounds; Labour hopefuls sing from devolution’s tattered hymnal; and more.
Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
It is past time that Westminster overcame its queasiness about pressing the devolved administrations on their dire performance.
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 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Council Tax is being put up by eight per cent. Yet public lavatories are being closed.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
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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The Prime Minister’s victory is on the same scale as Thatcher’s, but of a different kind. The implications of that could be huge.
Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
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
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
The Welsh Political Barometer, for example, forecasts a great night for the Conservatives. They can’t both be right.
Wales is the only home country to be below the OECD average in reading, maths, and science.
Also: Labour candidates stage a desperate revolt against Corbyn’s pact with the SNP – but is it too little, too late?
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.
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
Their MRP projection has the Scottish Nationalists picking up several seats, often by narrow margins, which would surprise those on the ground.
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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The first piece in a new mini-series looks at the challenges posed across the four nations by 2019’s political melee.
“It’s a really tricky one. In previous elections it’s been a simple cross in the box, now it’s so overwhelming, I feel quite sick.”
Also: Reports of strong Tory performance and start of the Salmond trial casts shadow over the SNP; DUP claim they will have influence after the election.