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Nye Davies

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Radical Federalism and the Future of the Union

Radical Federalism and the Future of the Union

Posted on 18 January 2021 by Nye Davies

'We the people' This week saw the launch of ‘Radical Federalism’, a new group with the aim of fostering debate on the constitutional future of the UK. Headlining an event to […]

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Nye Davies

Last week, First Minister Mark Drakeford caused controversy with comments he made about the nature of nationalism. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson, Drakeford was asked whether he […]

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

Posted on 10 April 2020 by Nye Davies

The election of Keir Starmer as Labour leader has come during one of the greatest crises that this country has faced. In contrast to the fanfare that usually greets a […]

“The Tito from Tonypandy”: Bevan and Yugoslavia

“The Tito from Tonypandy”: Bevan and Yugoslavia

Posted on 5 June 2019 by Nye Davies

This weekend Wales play a Euro 2020 qualifier in Osijek, Croatia, with travelling fans hoping to see a first-ever Welsh victory against Croatia. Wales have played Croatia 4 times in […]

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

Posted on 5 July 2018 by Nye Davies

Today marks the 70th anniversary since the creation of the NHS. It is an institution which has become part of the social fabric of British society. When celebrations of the […]

A ‘political’ choice? The race for the Welsh Labour deputy leadership

A ‘political’ choice? The race for the Welsh Labour deputy leadership

Posted on 13 April 2018 by Nye Davies

At the Welsh Labour Spring Conference next week, the results of the Welsh Labour deputy leadership election will be announced. The first ever election for the new position is being […]

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Posted on 21 December 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan and Wales The final entry of the year into the Bevan and Wales series was supposed to be a summary of the different aspects of Bevan’s attitudes towards Wales, […]

‘At last it has happened’: Bevan, the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

‘At last it has happened’: Bevan, the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Nye Davies

“I remember so well what happened when the Russian revolution occurred. I remember the miners, when they heard that the Czarist tyranny had been overthrown, rushing to meet each other […]

Liberty, Bevan and Welsh Labour

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 […]

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of 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 […]