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Brexit, Long Reads

General Election 2019: It’s time we listened to what the voters want

Posted on 11 November 2019 by Professor Laura McAllister

In an election framed by predictions, polls and populism—the emphasis of this campaign should be about communicating with the people. So Halloween—Calan Gaeaf—came and went without us exiting the European Union. It seems nobody died in a ditch to get Brexit done after all. Instead, we’re now a week into the 2019 UK General Election
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Devolution and Constitution, Long Reads

Here’s why Wales should get control over its own justice system

Posted on 28 October 2019 by Professor Laura McAllister

We need another commission like the proverbial hole in the head. More experts telling us what to do at a time when public enthusiasm for experts is at rock bottom. But listen, this is important. The first commission for 200 years to explore our justice system has just declared that the people of Wales are
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The rebirth of British party politics?

Posted on 30 September 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In 2017, for the second time in a row but also only the second time ever, four different political parties came first in the general election in the UK’s four nations: the Conservatives in England, Labour in Wales, the SNP in Scotland and the DUP in Northern Ireland. Yet this detail of the results merely
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Brexit, Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution, Long Reads

Divided Wales

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Professor Richard Wyn Jones

Welsh electoral politics in the democratic era has been defined by ‘one-partyism’. Labour has dominated Welsh elections for a century, following on from an earlier period of Liberal hegemony. In international comparative terms the grip of one-partyism makes Wales a very, very unusual case. Indeed, it’s hard to think of anywhere that is analogous. From
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