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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

There are political moments which stop you in your tracks and I had one recently. On 20th May, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson,...

RETHINKING THE ARTS: COVID-19 AND BEYOND

At a recent IWA Rethinking Wales online session I was asked to reflect with other panel members on the following questions. What follows...

 
 
 

ONLY CONNECT: JOINING UP WALES'S CLEAN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Forgive the early pun but Wales is a highly energised country. Or at least, it ought to be. Whilst the traditional extraction of finite...

INSECURE RENTERS FACE HOMELESSNESS AGAIN

Around 180,000 families in Wales live in the private rented sector and these households have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19...

 
 
 
At Least, Give Us What Was Promised 

AT LEAST, GIVE US WHAT WAS PROMISED 

An open letter to Welsh Conservative MPs You have now been representing a Welsh seat in this Parliament, as a member of the governing...

CO-OPERATIVES NEED BE AT THE HEART OF A FAIR RECOVERY

The fundamental changes to our lives during the Covid-19 crisis will have long-lasting consequences for the people of Wales. There...

 
 
 
From a State of Mind to a Nation State

FROM A STATE OF MIND TO A NATION STATE

The sense of Wales as a place and of being Welsh as an identity is not a controversial view. Through preserving Welsh as a cultural...

WHY WE NEED A WELSH CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Last month Plaid Cymru tabled a motion calling for a citizens' assembly on how to ‘build back better' after Covid-19. While the motion...

 
 
 

A NEO-LIBERAL CURRICULUM WON'T TEACH A TRUE HISTORY OF WALES

“I feel so sanguine that were self-government granted to Wales she would be a model to the nationalities of the earth of a people who...

EDUCATION CAN LEAD OUR RECOVERY - BUT ONLY IF IT IS TRULY ACCESSIBLE

The first half of 2020 has shown us what we really value as a society. The pandemic has exposed our vulnerabilities like nothing else,...

 
 
 

TRANSFORMING WALES POST-COVID-19, THE ROAD TO NEW COLLABORATIONS

Early in 2020, a new disease emerged - firstly in countries on the other side of the world, but slowly, inevitably, it made its way...

NO TIME TO LEARN

If you were ever curious about how complicated running a school is, then you'll have had an inkling over these last few months. First...

 
 
 

OUT OF TOUCH WELSH LABOUR SHOULD FEAR REVITALISED TORIES

Media talking heads often succumb to the ‘now next illusion' - the mistake of thinking that the next exciting headline reveals a ‘new...

SANCTUARY SHOULD NOT MEAN POVERTY

Often discussions of the essential need to end poverty in Wales, to end homelessness in Wales or to improve wellbeing outcomes in Wales...

 
 
 
School's Out?

SCHOOL'S OUT?

Will they, won't they? Can they, should they? The reopening of schools to more pupils has been one of the hottest topics of debate...

FORGET FEDERATION

It's said at every election; the next will prove a watershed for the future of Wales; this time it may well be. With at least two new...

 
 
 

THE BOLD POLICIES WE NEED FROM WELSH LABOUR'S NEXT MANIFESTO

This article was originally published on Labour List. I represent Alyn and Deeside in the Senedd - for those who aren't up to speed...

POLICY BY DESIGN: A MORE INCLUSIVE MODEL OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION

As we adjust to the new normal of lockdown, many of us are using this unexpected downtime to learn a language or take up a new hobby. Since...

 
 
 

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS

We are living in unprecedented times. Never before in our lifetimes have we been so quickly plunged into a crisis that has impacted...

ULTRA VIRES? CORONAVIRUS AND THE LAW IN WALES

Covid-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives. Yet one perhaps unforeseen consequence is the greater profile given to Welsh devolution...

 
 
 



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Spain's former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he decided to leave Spain, the royal house said in a statement on Monday. Read more ...

Google Opens Pre-Orders for $349 Pixel 4a, Teases Pixel 5

Google Opens Pre-Orders for $349 Pixel 4a, Teases Pixel 5

A 5G version of the Pixel 4a is expected later this year, as are Pixel 5 details. The LTE Pixel 4a arrives on Aug. 20. Google Pixel 4a After months of rumors and leaks, Google... Read more ...

Agony for singer Will Young as his twin brother Rupert dies aged 41

Agony for singer Will Young as his twin brother Rupert dies aged 41

Will Young's twin brother Rupert has died at the afe of 41 after years of battling mental health issues including alcoholism and depression. Read more ...

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume has died, his family has said. Read more ...

Second Covid-19 wave could be twice as big as Test and Trace 'not good enough'

Second Covid-19 wave could be twice as big as Test and Trace 'not good enough'

The system is said to be reaching only around 50% of contacts and a spike will hit in December without urgent improvement, but scientists say it needs to reach 68% of contacts... Read more ...

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster in frame for coaching role with the...

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster in frame for coaching role with the Lions next summer

Stuart Lancaster could be set for a Lions coaching role next summer on the South Africa tour after Warren Gatland revealed he had sounded out the former England boss already. Read more ...

Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox emails

Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox emails

Russian actors reportedly accessed ex-Cabinet Minister Liam Fox's email account to steal documents on trade talks with the US Read more ...

Harlequins aim to send club legend Chris Robshaw to States with Premiership...

Harlequins aim to send club legend Chris Robshaw to States with Premiership medal and Twickers leaving do

HARLEQUINS are planning to hold Chris Robshaw's leaving party at Twickenham - before sending him off to America with a Premiership medal in his bag. Quins haven't won the title... Read more ...

Rochelle Humes sobs as she recalls 'trying to scrub skin off' after racist abuse

Rochelle Humes sobs as she recalls 'trying to scrub skin off' after racist abuse

Rochelle shed tears as she sat next to her husband Marvin in a preview clip for Channel 4's documentary on race, The Talk Read more ...

Will Young heartbroken as his twin brother Rupert dies aged 41

Will Young heartbroken as his twin brother Rupert dies aged 41

Will Young's twin brother Rupert has sadly died Will Young is said to be heartbroken following the tragic death of his twin brother Rupert. A rep for Evergreen singer Will... Read more ...