Plaid Cymru

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

Leanne Wood | Posted 11.08.2016 | 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.

Bittersweet Showing for Nationalist Parties

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

If Plaid Cymru does not seize leadership now, it will be harder for them to do so in the future. Likewise, if people vote against a Brexit, the SNP and Ukip lose the opportunity to use the results as a platform to launch their next electoral campaign on. If people vote to remain in the UK, the SNP and Ukip will have to play on the par with traditional parties, where the asymmetry of power is significantly tilted against them.

Charlotte Church Criticised For Voting for Plaid Cymru Despite Support For Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Charlotte Church has been accused of hypocrisy by announcing she would be voting for Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, despite her outspoken suppor...

Wales Might Be About To Consider Writing Off Your Student Debt If You Study And Work There

Huffington Post UK | Alex Jackson | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students who choose to stay in Wales following graduation, or Welsh students returning home from study elsewhere in the UK should be eligible to have ...

Cameron And Osborne Urged To Halt 'Short Money' Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is coming under increasing pressure to halt or reduce planned cuts to taxpayer funding to opposition parties, amid fears that both small...

SNP and the Lib Dems Are Now the Real Oppposition

Stephen Donnan | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

The Opposition that doesn't Oppose is not something to aspire to. If Labour hadn't permanently destroyed any chance of recapturing those left wing votes they have lost to the SNP in Scotland or to the Greens and Plaid Cymru in England and Wales before the election then they have assured that outcome tonight.

Analysis: General Election Results in Wales and Northern Ireland are a Boon for the Tories

John Perrygrove | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
John Perrygrove

In the weeks before the general election I echoed a number of other commentators (and some of the more realistic senior Labour figures) who predicted ...

Explaining The Election Through Game Of Thrones Is Weirdly Spot On

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

The General Election has so far been full of drama, scandalous revelations and admittedly can be hard to follow at times. Which some would argue ma...

The Forgotten Voice of the Election - The Young People of Wales

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

To those politicians who have ignored the young people of Wales in this election: we tell you now that we will stand and be counted like Nye Bevan, we will have youth democracy like there is across the UK and that we will make sure we succeed in our mission; which should be yours - in giving young people a voice.

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Women Are Missing In This General Election

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nona Buckley-Irvine

So let us harness the fact that we have this incredible scenario where there is female representation. And let us use it to push all the political parties to talk in gendered terms, and acknowledge the fact that socio economic inequality in the UK is gendered. And it has to change.

Leaders Round On Cameron Over Debate Absence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon lambasted David Cameron on Thursday for failing to take part in the second televised leaders' debate of the General El...

Values-based Practice Inspires Confidence and Trust -- In the Current Political Whirl Who Do You Trust?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Miss Deap Khambay

With the countdown to the UK election now truly underway, how successful have party leaders been in gaining the nation's trust? Do you know if the candidates you vote for are in line with your moral compass?

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...

Labour Candidate Apologises For Saying People Who Fly England Flags Are 'Casual Racists'

PA | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour parliamentary candidate who called for his Plaid Cymru rival to resign over a racism row has himself had to apologise after it emerged he onc...

The Leader Debate Was a Seven Way Disaster, Which Is Why You Need to Vote

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

This debate left me with one thought in mind: you need to go out and vote. Not because of the excellent performance of these politicians, but because we need people to go and select better politicians.

What Is Plaid Cymru? Do They Matter? And Who Is Leanne Wood, Anyway?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics

Plaid Cymru, Welsh for "Party of Wales", is a Welsh nationalist political party headed by Leanne Wood. The party's name is pronounced "PLYDE CUM-RE...

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.

Peer Causes Outrage With This 'Unbelievable' Auschwitz Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

A senior Plaid Cymru peer has apologised for "any offence caused" after making comparing the Trident submarine base to the Nazi concentration camp Aus...

The Welsh Nationalists Want People In England To Vote Green

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Plaid Cymru has told Welsh people living in England to vote for the Green Party, in order to increase the chances of a hung parliament after May 7. ...

Why Cameron Is Right to Refuse an All Inclusive Televised Debate

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.

The UK's Nuclear Future

Harry Saville | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Moving forward, we need to recognise the important role our nuclear deterrent plays internationally. Despite the global security environment having changed markedly since 1940, to abandon our deterrent now would only serve to undermine our own security, the security of our allies and that of liberal democracy globally.