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Brexit, Long Reads

The inside story of Brexit

Posted on 11 September 2019 by Richard Martin

The tenure of Cardiff University alumnus Sir Craig Oliver as Director of Communications for UK Prime Minister David Cameron was an eventful one. Not only did he play a key role in coordinating the first UK coalition government since World War 2, but he was also instrumental in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum and the
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Brexit, Long Reads

And we’re off… we think?

Posted on 10 September 2019 by Professor Laura McAllister

This is the first in a series of short blogs/think pieces (call them what you will) on a forthcoming General Election from the Wales Governance Centre. As academics and keen politics-watchers, we’ll be offering our thoughts and analysis on events as they unfold. A couple of disclaimers first: the truth is, whatever anyone tells you,
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Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

Address to Cardiff’s Shared Prosperity Fund Conference

Posted on 29 July 2019 by The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Heseltine

Throughout my political career I have fought against centralisation – whether it was economic centralisation or political centralisation. This is the reason why, in contrast to many people in Wales, I considered the Attlee government to be an economic disaster. It nationalised family firms and centralised the management in remote bureaucracies in London. It allowed
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Brexit, Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

Cardiff’s Shared Prosperity Fund Conference

Posted on 23 July 2019 by Professor Kevin Morgan

Last week Cardiff University hosted a conference to debate the forthcoming Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), the UK’s post-Brexit replacement for EU Structural Funds. It was the fastest registration process I’d ever known as a conference convenor, with attendees from across Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and some of the English city-regions. Why the strong interest? The
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