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A postcard from Cardiff: is Welsh independence just a pipe dream?

A postcard from Cardiff: is Welsh independence just a pipe dream?

Ioan Phillips September 21, 2016 0

The 11:53 Arriva Trains Wales service to Cardiff Central is packed. “They should re-nationalise these bloody things”, the elderly gentleman standing across from me mutters. He’s not going to the Rali Annibyniaeth (for those

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Welsh devolution needs saving from itself

Welsh devolution needs saving from itself

Ioan Phillips August 21, 2016 0

Devolution in Wales is in danger of stagnating. Since 1998, the initial settlement implemented by New Labour has been altered – but changes have not been substantial in scope. Thus, politicians operating within this

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The English question: where does England fit into the British devolution settlement?

The English question: where does England fit into the British devolution settlement?

Ioan Phillips August 8, 2016 4

Beyond Brexit, reconfiguring the relationship between Britain’s four constituent nations should be a top priority for Theresa May. Early statements from Downing Street seemingly offer hope for a closer focus on constitutional affairs. The

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The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

Backbencher June 6, 2014 0

At last, the Conservative Party has embraced devolution. The past week has seen a remarkable volte-face when it comes to Conservative attitudes towards devolution in Scotland. It was not that long ago that the

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Time For The Cornish Independence Debate?

Time For The Cornish Independence Debate?

Backbencher March 13, 2014 3

Is it time for Cornwall to reverse a thousand years Anglo-Saxon domination and go it alone? On the 5th March Saint Piran celebrated his feast day; Piran who is the patron saint of tin miners

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Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Lee Jenkins November 28, 2013 2

The SNP’s vision for an independent Scotland shares a worrying number of traits with the world’s less than successful new states. Dependence on exporting one commodity. The very expression Banana Republic derives from the

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An Interview with Peter Black AM

An Interview with Peter Black AM

Backbencher September 27, 2013 0

Huw Owen continues his series of interviews quizzing upcoming politicians on their particular interests and their views on the state of Welsh Politics Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales West, Peter Black, was born

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An Interview with Russell George AM

Backbencher August 30, 2013 0

Huw Owen continues his series of interviews quizzing upcoming politicians on their particular interests and their views on the state of Welsh Politics Russell George is the Conservative AM for Montgomeryshire.  He was born

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