Welsh Politics

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...

The Valleys After The Brexit Vote

Leanne Wood | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The UK has the widest and worst level of regional inequality. This inequality places Wales in a conundrum. We are "too poor" to be able to afford to be independent of either EU or UK subsidies. Yet the Assembly has gained neither the powers nor the economic levers to change that fact from within the British state.

Together for Steel

Carwyn Jones | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

Tonight at 5pm is the deadline for expressions of interest in the UK Tata Steel business, which of course includes the plants in Wales - Port Talbot, Shotton, Trostre and Llanwern.

Skills for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow

Carwyn Jones | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

This is why we are, today, launching a five-point plan to support coding and digital literacy skills. We want Wales to meet the aspiration set for us by a group of industry experts to become 'an Agile-Digital Nation'.

The Big House... From the Inside

Hywel Williams | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Hywel Williams

Tuesday morning dawned with MPs from every party buzzing in to debate one of the big questions of the election, the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. To quote that revered philosopher Yogi Bear, it was another case of deja-vu all over again

Wales and Scotland Give the UK Balance

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Be in no doubt - the decisions taken in Scotland will have profound implications on all of us. In Wales, we want you to stay. You help us give balance to our United Kingdom in culture, as much as in economics.

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...

We Need a Labour Government in Westminster to Build on Our Success in Wales

Carwyn Jones | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

Through these and other policies we have built a resilient Wales, a Wales with good and improving employment rates and skills levels. People and communities are ready to thrive. But for this to really happen, we need a Labour Government in Westminster. A Government that won't lock people out of the economic recovery, but allow everyone to experience the benefits of an economic uplift.

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.

Setting the Record Straight

Carwyn Jones | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

Last weekend, the Labour Party gathered in the seaside resort of Llandudno for our annual Welsh conference. It is something of a cliché to describe the most recent such gathering as the most important in recent memory - but this conference really did matter.

Welsh Poet Nigel Jenkins Denied Poetic Ending

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The tragedy here really lies in the bureaucracy that has surrounded this decision and the loss to Pennard to offer a fitting memorial to a man who had spent his life creating a psycho-geographic legacy, not only of this corner of Wales, but the breadth and depth of the land, and its history through his work.

Wales: Low Tax - High Aspiration

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

The property-owning democracy was one of Margaret Thatcher's lasting legacies. In today's Wales of lower than UK average salaries and expensive rental markets; this legacy is becoming less and less of a possibility for many...

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.

Wales' Green Image Risks Becoming an Illusion

Anne Meikle | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Meikle

So what did the Welsh government actually unveil at that event in Blaenavon? Was it a white paper which offered a 'ground breaking' plan for legislation which will make Wales a leading light on sustainable development? Having now had time to analyse it, the answer, sadly, is still 'not yet'.

Steps Must Be Taken to Halt Market Rigging

Leanne Wood | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

Leaving aside the alleged and unresolved illegalities, what we are witnessing is an ongoing transfer of wealth upwards, often from those who cannot afford it to those who do not deserve it. It cannot go on forever, and steps need to be taken now to stop this flow.

Plaid Cymru's Plan C To Get Wales Back On Track

Leanne Wood | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The UK remains in the midst of the deepest recession in living memory with few predicting a change in fortune anytime soon. People in Wales are particularly feeling the pinch. Unemployment is higher than the UK average and the cull of the public sector has, and will continue to, hit us especially hard since it employs a higher proportion of our workforce than in England or Scotland.

Plaid Cymru Leadership Shock Win For Leanne Wood

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics

When Leanne Wood announced she was standing in the Plaid Cymru leadership race, she was regarded by many as the rank outsider, given her more junior p...

Claims Of 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction Were 'Complete Tosh', Welsh Education Minister Says

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews hit back at claims his reaction to international criticism over Wales' school standards was knee-jerk, sayin...

Is a EU-turn for Tuition Fees on the Cards for the Welsh Government?

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew RT Davies

Education is a devolved issue in Wales, which is why the Welsh Government is perfectly entitled to take its own view on the levels that Welsh students pay in tuition fees when they go to university.

Wales: A Small Clever Country

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

While we wait for the long-awaited Welsh Calman-style Commission to begin, there have been two crucial reports in the past fortnight alone about the Welsh economy and our capacity to move forward over the coming years.

Davies Is Welsh Tories' New Leader

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Andrew RT Davies has been announced as the Welsh Conservatives' new leader in the Assembly. Mr Davies beat Nick Ramsay in the ...