Drakeford’s Nightmare

BY GAVIN CHAMBERS And there we have it: trade of ‘non-essential’ items in supermarkets remains banned in Wales. I wrote only a few days ago about the petition against Welsh Labour banning supermarkets from selling ‘non-essential’ items. That petition has now generated the most signatures in Welsh history. Over 66, 000 people have declared that they want the Labour to reconsider the senseless ban. But the … Continue reading Drakeford’s Nightmare

Welsh Labour’s Senseless Trade Ban

BY GAVIN CHAMBERS Yet again the Welsh Labour-led administration has made a senseless decision. First, Wales is plunged into an unnecessary lockdown, unlike other areas of the country. Then, the government attempts to ban people from England coming into the country, doing nothing to help deny the stereotype of a knee-jerk anti-English nation, and very probably exceeding its devolved powers. Then, Labour enforces the closure … Continue reading Welsh Labour’s Senseless Trade Ban

Welsh Nationalism’s Shameful Antisemitism

BY MARCUS STEAD With each year that passes, the number of Holocaust survivors still living dwindles ever further. For many years after the liberation of the concentration camps, survivors often did not tell their stories, the full horror of what they had experienced being too painful to recount. But in recent decades, as they approached old age, survivors began to speak more openly about what … Continue reading Welsh Nationalism’s Shameful Antisemitism

What’s the Point of S4C?

BY MARCUS STEAD You’re probably familiar with this exchange from Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde: CECIL GRAHAM: What is a cynic?LORD DARLINGTON: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.CECIL GRAHAM: And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything and doesn’t know the market price of any single thing. Public subsidies are always a … Continue reading What’s the Point of S4C?

Wales – A Country Divided Part II

BY MARCUS STEAD Two further developments that helped the Crachach consolidate their grip on public life in Wales occurred during the 1990s. The first was the expansion of the universities sector in the early part of the decade, which was a boon for Crachach seeking senior status in academic institutions. (This article follows on from Part I here) Then, in 1997 a referendum was held … Continue reading Wales – A Country Divided Part II

Wales – A Country Divided Part I

BY MARCUS STEAD Wales is becoming a downright hostile place for the more than 80% of us who don’t speak the Welsh language. We are treated as second class citizens and it intensifies with every year that passes. In this article, I outline how Wales is run by, and for the benefit of, a small elite of Welsh-speaking middle class people known as the Crachach, … Continue reading Wales – A Country Divided Part I

Labour’s Failure on Autism

BY CLLR CAROLYN WEBSTER Many politicians enter the political fray because of a desire to serve their community. Often personal experience will drive one to want to change systems and processes which don’t work. Whether it is having experienced domestic abuse, or serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or even seeing your parent’s business collapse because of external economics, most politicians have their own back … Continue reading Labour’s Failure on Autism

Bursting the Cardiff Bay Bubble

BY PAUL DAVIES Last weekend at our Welsh Conservative conference in Llangollen, I told some hard truths to the members of the Cardiff Bay Bubble. The Bubble is a fragile and delicate entity, and is fiercely protected by the elite within it – and by those who wish to be in it. Its devotees took to social media to pillory the Welsh Conservative heretic – … Continue reading Bursting the Cardiff Bay Bubble