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Article in the New European

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Roger Scully

This is the text of a co-authored article (written with my friend Richard Wyn Jones), that was published recently in the New European newspaper.   If anywhere in the UK has benefitted from EU membership in recent years, then it is Wales. A conservative estimate is that Wales enjoys a direct net benefit of £245m per Read moreabout Article in the New European


Support for Independence in Wales

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Roger Scully

One aspect of the recent Welsh Political Barometer poll which attracted lots of attention concerned support for independence in Wales. Many people were interested in the following results:   “And please imagine a scenario where the rest of the UK left the European Union but Wales could remain a member of the European Union if Read moreabout Support for Independence in Wales


We Are Three

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Roger Scully

Elections in Wales is three today. Yes, it’s a full three years since this blog was launched on an unsuspecting and defenceless nation; a Wales that hitherto had managed to get by without the periodic online ramblings about its electoral processes by some obscure Cardiff University Prof. (And did you know that he isn’t even Read moreabout We Are Three


The Party Leaders, 3: Labour

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Roger Scully

(A slightly different version of this piece appeared yesterday on the New Statesman website, The Staggers). For this final piece on evidence about attitudes towards party leadership in our latest Welsh Political Barometer poll, I turn to Labour. We have already seen that the troubles of the party at Westminster seem to have been having Read moreabout The Party Leaders, 3: Labour

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