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Bevan and Wales

Liberty, Bevan and Welsh Labour

Posted on 31 July 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan’s speeches and phrases are continually referenced by politicians from all parties. As part of the ‘Bevan and Wales’ series, Nye Davies discusses Welsh Labour’s latest rebranding invoking Bevan. Bevan as Welsh Labour hero Aneurin Bevan is a mythical figure in the history of the Labour Party, being considered one of its greatest heroes. In
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Dude, where’s my consequentials?

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Guto Ifan

This article was written by Guto Ifan. Guto joined the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University as a research assistant on the Government Expenditure and Revenue Wales (GERW) project, analysing public finances in Wales. The 6-page-long list of financial concessions gained by the DUP has dominated the reaction to their deal with the Conservatives. For
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Bevan and Wales

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of Wales’

Posted on 26 June 2017 by Nye Davies

As part of the ‘Aneurin Bevan and Wales’ series, Nye Davies analyses Bevan’s 1947 article ‘The Claim of Wales’ 70 years on from its publication Wales in Bevan’s thought It has generally been considered that Bevan was either against or at best ambivalent towards devolution and that “the claim of Wales”, as he termed it,
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Elections, Welsh Conservatives

The beginning of ‘clear blue water’?

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Nye Davies

After a disappointing election night for the party in Wales, Nye Davies explores calls for the strengthening of the Welsh Conservative brand Disappointment in Wales After the first Welsh General Election barometer poll, the Conservative Party was in buoyant mood. The party was projected to win Wales and end Labour Party dominance which had existed
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