Richard Martin

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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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2019 Welsh European Election Briefing

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Richard Martin

It’s the election that wasn’t meant to happen. Wales and the whole UK will be participating in the European Elections in 2019, months after an anticipated ‘Brexit Day’ of 29th March. Taking in the latest Brexit machinations, the arrival of two new significant political parties, massively disappointing English local election results for both the Conservatives
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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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