Senedd election dissection

My reaction to the election outcome is a massive sense of relief, almost (but not quite) bordering on joy. First and foremost, the seven seats captured in 2016 by UKIP’s …

2021 Senedd election

Oh no, oh please no, it’s that time again: the 6th Senedd election takes place this Thursday. I’m dreading it. Why? Because, through the events and experiences of a pretty …

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 …