Plaid Cymru

Women Are Missing In This General Election

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 20.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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 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...

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 03.04.2015 | 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 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.

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.

The Green Party Must Get a Fair Hearing From Ofcom and Broadcasters

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Obviously, as leader of the Green Party, I'm deeply disappointed by this decision, but as a voter and citizen I'm also gravely concerned about the possible impact on British democracy if this stance is maintained in the final guidance.

TTIP's Threat to Democracy

Leanne Wood | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

TTIP will subject Europe to American-style 'light touch' regulation for corporate take-overs and practices. It will drape a constant shadow of uncertainty over public services in the form of possible aggressive private take-overs.

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.

On Language and Nationalism: A Letter to Wales

Leigh Jones | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Leigh Jones

To my dearest Wales, Cymru, cartref. I use the word "cartref", Welsh for home, despite not having lived there for six years or more. Somehow one's heart is always located deep in one's roots.

EU Needs To Change In Order To Benefit Wales, Says Plaid Cymru MEP

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has acknowledged the EU needs to change in order to benefit Wales. In a speech at her party's conference in Cardiff, the...

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.

Ban Smacking of Children... Now

Lindsay Whittle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lindsay Whittle

I hope fellow Assembly Members will ensure that legislation is introduced speedily - and not allowed to drift while more young people are victims of physical assault. It is never acceptable to impose violence on children and it's time we acted to stop it.

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...

An Open Letter to Gwynedd County Council and Plaid Cymru

Shan Ellis | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Shan Ellis

For several years now Gwynedd County Council have been reorganising and federalising small rural schools to save on the Educational budget (a grant I might add from the government which is ring-fenced specifically for use within the educational department).