In this post Dr Rachel Minto and Prof Kevin Morgan consider Wales’ future in Europe post-Brexit. Brexit has forced Wales to re-imagine its European future. Wales’ European presence and profile have been shaped by its distinctive relationship with the European Union (EU).[i] This will continue to be the case whatever version of Brexit wins the day. Read more
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 Read more
In politics as in life, it’s all about timing. And it might just be that Wales’ time has finally come, to push forward the discussion about the governance of the UK post-Brexit, a subject which (until recently) had garnered precious little attention beyond Wales argue Jo Hunt and Rachel Minto. The 2017 General Election re-set Read more
Dr Rachel Minto charts the last 12 months of the Welsh Brexit journey, and considers what progress has been made thus far and what comes next for Wales. On 24 June 2016, Wales awoke on the “winning side” of the EU referendum. Seventeen of 22 local authority areas had voted “Leave”, totalling 52.5% of those Read more
Against a backdrop of Wales’ vote to leave the EU, Dr Rachel Minto sets out the challenge ahead for the Welsh Government as it looks to maintain the mantle of a European nation. Wales – a small but confident, pro-European nation. This refrain once went unchallenged. Today, however, with the EU Referendum behind us and Read more
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