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Covid-19, Finance, Uncategorized

Funding the response to COVID-19: looking ahead to an unprecedented Supplementary Budget

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Guto Ifan

Welsh Government Supplementary Budgets do not usually garner much attention. Given the momentous events since the Welsh Government published its Final Budget allocations in March, tomorrow’s supplementary budget will be different. It may perhaps be the most significant budget ‘event’ in the history of devolution. The scale of additional funding to be allocated in this
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Labour Party, Plaid Cymru, Theory

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Nye Davies

Last week, First Minister Mark Drakeford caused controversy with comments he made about the nature of nationalism. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson, Drakeford was asked whether he thought the best chance of achieving socialism in Wales was to adopt a nationalist position. Drakeford responded by declaring that nationalism is “an inherently right-wing
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British Politics, Constitution, Devolution, Labour Party

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

Posted on 10 April 2020 by Nye Davies

The election of Keir Starmer as Labour leader has come during one of the greatest crises that this country has faced. In contrast to the fanfare that usually greets a new leader, Starmer’s election was announced via an email to party members. Nevertheless, Starmer will not worry about such celebrations as he begins his role
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Covid-19, Labour Party, National Assembly, Plaid Cymru, Welsh Conservatives

First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

Posted on 2 April 2020 by Luke Nicholas

This post was written by Nye Davies and Luke Nicholas The First Minister’s decision to draft the leaders of the two largest opposition parties into his Cabinet Core Group is a unique constitutional development in the UK when it comes to the political handling of the pandemic. The move brings the Conservative leader Paul Davies
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