This St David’s Day, Welsh men and women throughout Wales and across the world will be celebrating our unique culture and identity. Like so many proud Welshmen who have made London their home, I will experience that inevitable sense of hiraeth (or longing) this St David’s Day. Whilst no city in the world can rival London for its cultural diversity, one of its oldest communities … Continue reading The Hwyl and the Hiraeth: St David’s Day in London
Newgate’s Glesni Euros shares her reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Welsh Devolution Referendum. Twenty years ago today, in a referendum which would dramatically change the course of politics in Wales, the Welsh public narrowly voted (by just 50.3%) in favour of the creation of a Welsh Assembly, or ‘Cynulliad’ in Welsh. A referendum on devolution was nothing new. In 1979, the Welsh electorate had … Continue reading Welsh Devolution @20
In the run-up to one of the most remarkable General Elections in recent years, Welsh politics-watchers were preparing themselves for a seismic shift. The early earthquake warnings had come on April 24th, when a YouGov pre-election opinion poll carried out by the Wales Governance Centre forecast that the Conservatives were on track to win the majority of Parliamentary seats in Wales. That poll made the unprecedented … Continue reading What now for Wales?
It’s almost that time of year again: election season. For our clients, this can be important. Long-term relationships can be lost overnight and a new set of stakeholders with different ideas introduced. It’s critical that business looks ahead to assess who may be winners and losers in May. Last year’s devolved elections in Wales saw all three major parties lose out to Plaid Cymru and … Continue reading Welsh local elections: five things to watch out for
The Referendum vote on 23 June was not a calamitous vote to self-harm as characterised by the Welsh political class, but a vote which may yet unleash the Welsh dragon’s roar. By Tomos Davies, Associate Partner and former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales. This St David’s Day, Welsh men and women throughout Wales and across the world will be celebrating our unique … Continue reading Brexit may yet unleash the Welsh Dragon’s Roar