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Economy and Trade, Short Reads

Wales and Labour: 21st-Century Socialism?

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Richard Martin

During his ultimately successful campaign for the leadership of Welsh Labour, Prof. Mark Drakeford described himself as a “21st century socialist”. At the start of 2019, with the new First Minister and his ministerial team in place, former Welsh Government minister Prof. Leighton Andrews and leading Welsh economist Prof. Calvin Jones discuss what effect this
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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade, Long Reads

Three reasons to support the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on 3 December 2018 by Dr Thomas Prosser

In this post, I would like to discuss the merits of the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) which has been agreed by the May Government and EU. I won’t summarize the content of the WA here – many summaries exist – yet I would like to set out three reasons why I would find it difficult to
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Brexit, Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade, Long Reads

A Canada v Norway second vote: a way out of impasse?

Posted on 30 October 2018 by Dr Thomas Prosser

Given last week’s march and the fact that crunch time is looming, it is a good time to write about potential exits from the Brexit impasse. Specifically, I would like to discuss the merits of a second referendum which offers a simple choice between ‘Canada’ and ‘Norway’ style Brexits and does not include the option
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Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution, Long Reads

Partners in equality? The EU and devolution

Posted on 25 October 2018 by Dr Rachel Minto

While no credible definition of the EU could be stretched to ‘feminist’, it has indeed been active in the area of women’s rights and gender equality since the early days of European integration. The consistent effort of activists and sympathetic policy-makers over the years has resulted in an impressive (albeit incomplete) array of legislation, soft
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