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Elections, Welsh Conservatives

The beginning of ‘clear blue water’?

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Nye Davies

After a disappointing election night for the party in Wales, Nye Davies explores calls for the strengthening of the Welsh Conservative brand Disappointment in Wales After the first Welsh General Election barometer poll, the Conservative Party was in buoyant mood. The party was projected to win Wales and end Labour Party dominance which had existed
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Bevan and Wales, History, Labour Party, Theory

Top Marx: Bevan and the importance of Karl

Posted on 11 May 2017 by Nye Davies

He may have been dead for over 100 years but suddenly Karl Marx has become an issue in this election. Within all the General Election coverage, John McDonnell has suddenly got people talking about Karl Marx. On the Andrew Marr Show, McDonnell was asked about a previous comment where he described himself as a Marxist.
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Bevan and Wales

The difference between sheep: Bevan and the ‘Welsh Day’ debate

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Nye Davies

The debate over devolution had been taking place throughout the 20th century. In October 1944 a “Welsh Day” debate was held in the House of Commons to discuss matters that solely concerned Wales, as “a nation with a living language of its own…and its own culture”[1]. One member of the House who took part in
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EU, Housing

Brexit and Welsh Housing

Posted on 19 April 2017 by Steffan Evans

With the Brexit process having now started in earnest and a general election on the horizon, Steffan Evans takes a look at three of the challenges that will face housing associations in Wales as the Brexit process develops. One of the debates that seems set to dominate British politics over the next two years is
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