Plaid Cymru

This Balanced Parliament Is Our Opportunity To Stand Up For Wales

Liz Saville Roberts | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Liz Saville Roberts

My parliamentary colleagues and I have the opportunity to make Wales matter. We are in a unique position where we have the chance to use our votes - which become all the more crucial in a balanced Parliament - to leverage the Welsh advantage.

Parents' Guide To The General Election: What All The Manifestos Say About Children

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on Thursday 8 June we’ve been bombarded with political information over the last few weeks. It can be hard to make...

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...

Syria: A Duty On The UK To Lead

Hywel Williams | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Hywel Williams

Plaid Cymru MPs stand ready to discuss a proper peace plan in Westminster and would welcome any attempt by the UK Government to facilitate a diplomatic solution that involved all the major powers. The United Kingdom and the international community must step up. The responsibility lies on the UK Government to forge a diplomatic solution to this problem that ensures that a plan for peace prevails.

The Dead End Road Of Austerity

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

On Wednesday the Chancellor of the Exchequer will make his first Budget Statement. It'll also be the first Budget since Brexit. Pursuing a deliberate economic strategy outside the Single Market and the European customs union will require a complete reconfiguration of Treasury policy.

This Ukip Official Just Openly Admitted Brexiters 'Lied' To Win Referendum

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

WATCH: Dramatic scenes in the #Senedd as UKIP's @DavidRowlandsAM ADMITS that the Leave campaign lied in order to secure a Leave vote.

The Brexit Bluff

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

It is absolutely right that those people who made such promises, including senior government ministers, should be held to account over what they said during the campaign. The choice for Brexiteers in Parliament is either to vote against their own promises, or vote for Plaid Cymru's amendments.

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.

Corbyn Defies Labour MPs Over Motion Attacking Blair

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected pleas from Labour MPs to force the party to oppose a controversial motion attacking Tony Blair over Iraq. The Labour leader...

Time To Boot The Cardiff Local Development Plan Into The Long Grass

Phil Jones | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Phil Jones

Cardiff is a nice place. In fact it's much, much better than that. It's a city of beautiful parks and striking architecture, hemmed in on one side b...

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.

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...

A Progressive Alliance Is The Only Way To Defeat The Conservatives

Joseph Finlay | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Would a progressive alliance make much difference? Opponents of the idea argue that, for the Tories to be defeated, most seats need to move from Conservative to Labour, so the aim must be to persuade Conservative areas to switch sides. This is a category error - it looks at seats when it needs to look at votes.

Does Brexit Mean CETA?

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

We expect the Labour Welsh Government and the UK Government to vigorously defend the Welsh national interest. We cannot afford to leave the fate of the Welsh economy in the hands of the Prime Minister and her three dawdling Brexiteers.

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'.

Starting To Think About How A Progressive Alliance Could Actually Work

Rupert Read | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Politics
Rupert Read

Plenty of us believe that progressive parties need to start to discuss - to at least consider the possibility of - some kind of electoral pact. A 'popular front' to avoid fragmenting the vote among ourselves in winnable seats looking towards electing a Parliament in 2020 that would have a progressive majority for democratic change. For mending our broken democracy.

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.

Bittersweet Showing for Nationalist Parties

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 18.05.2017 | 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.