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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 […]

“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 […]

‘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 […]

Top Marx: Bevan and the importance of Karl

Top Marx: Bevan and the importance of Karl

Posted on 11 May 2017 by Nye Davies

He may have been dead for over 100 years but suddenly Karl Marx has become an issue in this election. Within all the General Election coverage, John McDonnell has suddenly […]

Political Knowledge in Wales

Political Knowledge in Wales

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Jac Larner

The issue of measuring the political knowledge of voters is one that can be traced to the origins of modern political science. Without the ability to measure public opinion on […]

Wales and John McDonnell’s ‘radical federal UK’

Wales and John McDonnell’s ‘radical federal UK’

Posted on 11 January 2017 by Nye Davies

As John McDonnell calls for a 'radical federal UK' in order to strengthen Labour's position in Scotland, Nye Davies explores the implications for Wales and the tensions arising from different […]

Is ‘Clear Red Water’ about to become even clearer?

Is ‘Clear Red Water’ about to become even clearer?

Posted on 20 September 2016 by Nye Davies

Nye Davies examines calls for the Welsh Labour Party to become more autonomous in the wake of the Labour Leadership Election. In 2002 Rhodri Morgan made his famous ‘Clear Red […]