Leanne Wood

The Election: An Idiot's Guide

Ben Morgan | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On May 7th we decide which shower of shit we want leading the country. Fringe politicians aside, there are 7 party leaders to choose from, all of whic...

More #Massdebating

Gill Alexander | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Suddenly they all woke up and started shouting at each other about the NHS. "You're lying!" yelled Nigel to Ed. "Be quiet all of you!" yelped Dimbers. "Natalie?" "Yes, I think it was probably my turn," she replied, primly.

The Picture That Proves British Politics Has Radically Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage could only look on as a Press Association photographer captured the snap that summed up the seismic shift in British poli...

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

This 'Going For Gold' Leaders' Debate Is Easily The Best One Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

We can't really put it any better than the maker of this video, Jon Harvey, who writes: "Finally, a TV debate show that makes sense." It will certa...

Stars Versus Supporting Cast: Reviewing the ITV Leaders' Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Schroeder

Like situation comedies, multi-candidate debates follow well-established contours. Each genre hinges upon a diverse cast of characters in which two or...

Here's The Livestream Of Tonight's Election Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Politics

Tonight at 8pm seven party leaders will line-up to debate each other live on TV. Here is a run down of when it is, who is in it, where they are ...

If The Seven-Way Leaders' Debate Was A Film, It Would Be...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The party leaders' TV debate is happening on Thursday night. And just looking at the poster is making us excited... ...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Tory Austerity Stoking Up Resentment Not Seen Since Days Of Thatcher

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron's Government is stoking up the kind of anger among voters not seen since Margaret Thatcher's days, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has sa...

Europe Must Challenge Austerity

Leanne Wood | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

A lesson we might learn from Greece is for the need to challenge the centre and to be bold. There is an alternative and it is up to those of us on the peripheries of our states and unions to stand up for our interests.

Cameron Must Set Out What He Wants From EU, Says Ex-Tory Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned by one of his former cabinet ministers that he must set out his "red lines" and "spell out" what he wants in his attempt...

Hope Must Overcome Despair Following the European Elections

Leanne Wood | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

In all corners of the European Union, a significant proportion of those who voted last week opted for parties that provided a vehicle for expressing deep dissatisfaction. That dissatisfaction - despair even - is complicated and sincerely felt and should not be dismissed. It should be confronted.

Plaid Cymru Carries the Mantle of Progressive Politics

Leanne Wood | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The Party of Wales is the only party left that is unashamedly committed to European cooperation. That doesn't mean we don't recognise the need for the EU and its institutions to modernise and meet the aspiration and needs of its citizens, but we have no doubt that Wales, and Europe have benefited from European union.

There Is an Alternative to Royal Mail Privatisation for Wales

Leanne Wood | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

I am proposing a Welsh way forward. Plaid Cymru is not a party to shout "foul play" from the side-lines. The Party of Wales is determined to meet the aspirations of our people with alternatives. I've written to the UK Business Secretary calling on him to follow a precedent set in the Post Office Act of 1969. That legislation implemented far-reaching reforms, and within it, the UK Government surrendered its postal interests in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, offering them to the governments of those territories.

A Rainbow Alliance for a Radical and Rebalanced Future

Leanne Wood | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

It seems that the role of the Deputy Prime Minister in every Government is to speak in vivid terms about how much they are committed to ending the wealth gap between the rich south and an impoverished north. But as far as actual practical solutions are concerned, we have had 80 years of failed policies...

EU Referendum: What's Best for Wales?

Leanne Wood | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

In Europe and Britain, if we are to accept the line from London that the UK is a political union of equals then the UK has to accept that it can only move so far and so fast as is agreed by all of its members. Isn't that the very essence of subsidiarity? The arguments for staying part of the EU - certainly with steps to make it more efficient and more responsive to the diverse needs of European regions - are more clear-cut here in Wales than as seen in England. On balance we in Wales would probably prefer to stay put.

Veterans Deserve Better

Leanne Wood | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

We need to do far more in identifying problems earlier such as ensuring mandatory mental health assessments as part of the discharge process and funding specialist support workers for veterans. They deserve better than relying on volunteers shaking buckets in Cardiff Airport at 5am.