Monthly Archives: May 2016

News Bulletin 23rd May-29th May 2016

Dear comrade/Annwyl gyfeillion Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing details of our next meeting and other events, as well as a round-up of the week’s news. Labour’s ‘State of the Economy’ Conference was well received, with Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell outlining their vision for economic policy under a future Labour government. In Welsh […]

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Definitely Not Unelectable- Dr John Cox

Labour was predicted to suffer its greatest-ever election defeat on May 5th – enough, some hoped, to ‘justify’ a coup against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. But these predictions were way out and a coup now seems most unlikely. In reality, Jeremy’s leadership is unassailable (a recent poll has him more popular now than when first elected). […]

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Inconclusive Welsh election sees Labour back in office- Darren Williams

As with the other elections taking place on 5 May, those in Wales were always going to be treated, in part, as a test of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party. A significant setback for the party would have been attributed to its supposed ‘leftward lurch’, by detractors outside and within. Troublingly, the Welsh […]

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Reflections on the 2016 Welsh General Election- Sophie Williams

Although the deadlock at the Senedd has now come to an end, Wales will have been without a government for almost two weeks after the 2016 Welsh General Election. Although 29 seats out of 60 is by no means our worst electoral result since devolution, the lack of a clear majority requires cooperation with other like-minded […]

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News Bulletin 16th May-22nd May 2016

Dear comrade Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing details of our next meeting and other events, as well as a round-up of the week’s news. Central focus this week has been on the National Assembly for Wales. On Wednesday, Carwyn Jones was confirmed as First Minister, breaking last week’s deadlock. The process was challenged […]

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News Bulletin 9th May-15th May 2016

Dear comrade Welcome to this week’s news bulletin. We’ll start with events dominating Welsh politics. Following Wednesday’s plenary session, which ended with a tied vote for First Minister, Wales remains in parliamentary limbo. While Kirsty Williams, the sole Liberal Democrat AM, voted with the 28 Welsh Labour AMs in support of Carwyn Jones (neither the […]

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2016 Elections- Nick Davies

On the face of it, the fifth election to the Welsh Assembly could have been worse for Labour; the result was certainly better than predicted. Only one seat was lost, Rhondda, where Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood ousted former minister Leighton Andrews. Plaid’s other main target, Llanelli, stayed Labour. Labour held all the Tories’ targets: […]

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News Bulletin 25th April-8th May 2016

Dear comrade Welcome to this week’s news bulletin. Hopefully you will be recovering from last night’s excitement and the end of a long campaign. As things currently, stand, Welsh Labour are once again the largest party with 29 seats. We will have to wait and see if we progress with a minority Labour government or […]

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