Time for Change

BY GAVIN CHAMBERS The start of Welsh devolution in the true sense was the creation of the Welsh Assembly by the Blair government following the 1997 referendum on the issue. It should be noted that not all were for it. The turnout was a low 50% of the electorate and the vote in favour of an Assembly was only above the vote against by a … Continue reading Time for Change

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