(English) Wales Without Labour

The last village in Wales as you travel from Wrexham to Chester has a very appropriate name. Roll on the day when Wales can say this to the Labour Party for the last time.

(English) To me the most telling expression in Allison Pearson’s joyful prose is the wonderful phrase “drop-kicked his Labour party back to its metropolitan madlands”, simply because it encapsulates a vital truth: the Labour Party is not native to Wales, it is no friend of Wales, and Wales cannot prosper – indeed, can barely be sure of its survival – unless and until its baleful influence can be brought to an end. They, not the Conservatives nor the Brexit Party, are the real enemy. Darllen Mwy

(English) The Rise and Fall of the WELSH Steel Industry

(English) “Welsh strategic success” is a phrase you don’t hear very often, but in 1947 a group of independent Welsh steelmakers recognised that their small and fragmented industry could not compete internationally and so combined their resources to create the Steel Company of Wales. They developed a plan to create a huge modern integrated steelworks at Margam, Port Talbot, complete with its own port to enable imports of iron ore, and linked by rail to a series of tinplate works at Trostre, Llanelli (which opened in 1951) and Felindre, Swansea (opening in 1956). Darllen Mwy

(English) The Problem of Party Loyalty

Frank Field and Neil McEvoy - two men who have been loyal to their parties, even though their parties have not been loyal to them.

(English) In most political parties – with the possible exception of the Liberal Democrats – it is possible to identify people of principle and good faith. People who have a moral compass and some intellectual nous; people who, while they may not agree on everything among themselves, understand the times they live in and have some idea how they might be made better. Darllen Mwy