Opinion

Wales has a new leader – but will anything change?

Ifan Morgan Jones After a gruelling seven-month-long Welsh Labour leadership contest, Mark Drakeford was today announced as the winner, and soon to be new First Minister, with 53.9% of the vote. The early favourite was probably the best of the three candidates, none of whom exactly set Welsh politics on fire […]

Why Wales is richer than opponents of independence claim

Dr. John Ball, Lecturer in economics at Swansea University Some eighteen months ago Cardiff University’s School of Governance published a report that –amongst other things – suggested that Wales was exceptionally poor and that the current budget difference was some 24% of GDP. Since then, this somewhat arbitrary figure has […]