Archive for January, 2012

Carwyn Jones' call for a constitutional convention on the future of the union resembles Cameron's attempt, regarding Scotland, to go straight to the end of the devolution process
Jan
31

Catching up with the devolution debate

Alan Trench puts First Minister Carwyn Jones’ proposal for a constitutional convention for the UK under the microscope

Newport's 14th Century castle
Jan
30

Just passing through

John Osmond argues that Newport’s status as the ‘gateway to Wales’ should be put to material use

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Jan
29

The political return of Scotland and Wales

Tom Nairn says that the Scottish referendum in 2014 will involve a re-evaluation of the idea of the nation state

The Boundary Commission's proposed constituencies are based entirely on population, without taking population density into account
Jan
28

Seduced by the lure of averages

Hywel Roberts argues that the Boundary Commissioners should undertake more than a head count when deciding where communities begin and end

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Jan
27

Whither Plaid Cymru: Lions, donkeys and a leadership vacuum

John Dixon finds that last week’s internal report on the party’s future has a glaring omission

Alex-Salmond-Hugo-Young-Lecture
Jan
26

Time to take Britain out of our greatness

Anthony Barnett reflects on Alex Salmond’s initiative in forcing the pace of the Scottish referendum debate

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Jan
26

Whither Plaid Cymru: On the Left without a plan

Gwion Owain argues that Plaid has become trapped into positions that have little resonance with the real world of the electorate

Plaid-SNP-inspiration
Jan
25

Whither Plaid Cymru: Can Plaid be a 15+ force?

Craig McAngus says this is an existential question facing whoever becomes the new leader

Plaid-government
Jan
24
John Everett Millais' portraits of William Gladstone (left) and Benjamin Disraeli (right)
Jan
23

What Gladstone and Disraeli have to teach us about the English question

Nick Pearce argues that Labour has much to gain from a devolution settlement that gives greater representation to England