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Bevan and Wales

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Posted on 21 December 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan and Wales The final entry of the year into the Bevan and Wales series was supposed to be a summary of the different aspects of Bevan’s attitudes towards Wales, Welsh identity, the Welsh language and devolution. In fact, the series itself was originally only going to be a year-long one to commemorate 120 years
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History

‘At last it has happened’: Bevan, the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Nye Davies

“I remember so well what happened when the Russian revolution occurred. I remember the miners, when they heard that the Czarist tyranny had been overthrown, rushing to meet each other in the streets with tears streaming down their cheeks, shaking hands and saying: ‘At last it has happened.’ Let us remember in 1951 that the
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Devolution, Finance, National Assembly, Uncategorized

Taxes in the draft Welsh Budget – Wales’ first ‘rabbit-out-of-hat’ moment?

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Guto Ifan

George Osborne’s Chancellorship was famously littered with headline-grabbing tax reforms, tax-hikes and give-aways. In style and politics, the ex-Chancellor may have very little in common with the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford, but he would have been proud of one particular announcement in the latter’s budget speech last week.
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Bevan and Wales

Liberty, Bevan and Welsh Labour

Posted on 31 July 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan’s speeches and phrases are continually referenced by politicians from all parties. As part of the ‘Bevan and Wales’ series, Nye Davies discusses Welsh Labour’s latest rebranding invoking Bevan. Bevan as Welsh Labour hero Aneurin Bevan is a mythical figure in the history of the Labour Party, being considered one of its greatest heroes. In
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