Welsh lives matter

Leader of Cardiff council Huw Thomas has supported the totally justified calls by the Black Lives Matter movement for the removal from City Hall of the statue of murderous slave …

Nomads the champions

This month I should have been revelling in Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign, but the tournament has been delayed for a year due to the pandemic. The pause in international football …

Escape route

He waited until darkness fell. In comfortable walking boots, warm clothing and a waterproof hiking jacket with the hood up, he shut the front door as quietly as possible and …

This land

With apologies to Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) ♫ ♫ ♫ This land’s not your land, this land’s not my land From Capel Curig to Barry Island, From the Wentwood forest to …

Free Cymru!

There is no rational argument against Welsh independence. There never was – not when 25% of the population were being slaughtered during the 350-year Wars of Independence against the murderous …

Brecon reckoning

Plaid Cymru’s decision not to field a candidate in the forthcoming Brecon & Radnor UK parliamentary by-election beggars belief. This will be the first time in nearly 70 years – …

Apology

In a number of previous blog posts I might have implied that First Minister Mark Drakeford was just a typical principle-free Welsh Labour careerist, a spineless stooge of capitalism and …

Daffodil time

Perhaps because of the mild winter, the yellow explosion of daffodils (Narcissus) seems to have come slightly earlier than usual this year, adding garish colour to public parks, roadside verges, …

First Minister’s Questions

Once a week, for 45 minutes on a Tuesday when the Assembly is in session, AMs have the chance to ask the First Minister one question plus a ‘supplementary’ follow-up. …

Radio Wales at 40

BBC Radio Wales was launched 40 years ago this month and to mark the occasion Wales’ solitary English-language national radio station has been blowing its own trumpet even more than …