Leanne Wood

Paul Nuttall Kept Calling Leanne Wood 'Natalie' And No One Knows Why

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

Paul Nuttall has raised questions about his ability to tell women apart by calling Leanne Wood “Natalie” twice during the ITV Leaders’ Debate, d...

BBC QT Audience Member Slammed For 'Ignorant' Comment On Foodbank Users

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

A BBC Question Time audience member was widely condemned last night for suggesting people only use foodbanks because they spend their money on cigaret...

Leanne Wood 'Won’t Be Intimidated' By David Davis On BBC Question Time

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

Leanne Wood, the leader of Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, has said she “won’t be intimidated by anyone” after an exchange with Brexit Secr...

Prison Suicides: Emerging Crisis Shows Need For Welsh Solutions

Leanne Wood | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

While we are buying presents and planning family Christmas holidays, for most of us, our minds couldn't be further away from those who are suffering or who find themselves in troubled situations. That includes all of those people who will be spending these holidays behind bars.

It's Not Just The Tories

Leanne Wood | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

In the National Assembly this week, Plaid Cymru called for the Welsh Government to work with the four Welsh Police Commissioners to see whether there is any information held by Welsh forces that can be brought to light. Plaid Cymru will continue to speak up for causes important to our people.

David Dimbleby Denies 'Have That Outside' Remark Was Referring To Steven Woolfe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK

David Dimbleby couldn’t help laughing after making an awkward remark during BBC Question Time that appeared to reference Thurdsay’s incident invol...

BBC Question Time Audience Member Upset When Ukip Is Called 'A Party Of Thugs'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK

Ukip is a “party full of thugs”, the Plaid Cymru leader has said, as Steven Woolfe recovers in hospital after an altercation with another of the p...

The NEC Commands Nothing Less Than Total Obedience To The Party - Labour Founders Must Be Turning In Their Graves

Sophie McKeand | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie McKeand

Jeremy Corbyn is a politician in England who I believe in, which is why I then paid the extortionate and exclusive fee of £25 to vote in the second leadership election. This time I received a letter from Iain McNicol, General Secretary of The Labour Party, explaining, 'A panel of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered your application, and has decided to reject it on the grounds that you tweeted in support of the Green Party on 8th May 2015'.

Welsh-speaking or Not - Why We Should All Take on the Trolls

Leanne Wood | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The Welsh language is in a precarious state. Media outlets that bait or troll on the Welsh language in this way are treading dangerous ground. Why would they do it? And no, it's not against freedom of speech to argue that they they should handle the question in a more sensitive and respectful manner.

Labour Pains: Giving Birth to a New Politics

Indra Adnan | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Hours to go and I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Whatever happens on polling day, the General Election 2015 has been chaotic. The growing complexity of British politics, signalled by the appearance of seven leaders in the leadership debate compared to four last time, has not led to a better quality of discussion or engagement with the voters, but higher degrees of posturing and spinning against the storm.

The Party Leaders Making 'Sexy Eyes' To Marvin Gaye Is Strangely Compulsive

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

If you’re aroused by the sight of David Cameron licking his lips and slowly running his hand through his hair, you’re in the right place my friend...

The Election: An Idiot's Guide

Ben Morgan | Posted 20.06.2015 | 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 16.06.2015 | 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 14.06.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 standi...

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 17.05.2015 | 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.