Opinion

Why it’s time for a permanent Tryweryn memorial

Ifan Morgan Jones The ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ (Remember Tryweryn) wall has been defaced – with the word ‘Elvis’. There is probably some symbolism here regarding Anglo-American culture subsuming the Welsh, as well as a lack of knowledge and respect for Welsh history. But this isn’t the first time the wall has […]

How a match day in England uncovers Welsh identity in Newport

Stuart Stanton Anyone who follows this website closely will already know that Newport played a key part in the development not just of the Welsh language but Wales’ present-day identity. The very physical presences of Caerleon, the Great War Memorial, St. Woolos Cathedral and the Westgate Hotel stand as monumental […]

Music is the Welsh language’s secret weapon

Gareth Ceidiog Hughes Music is cultural power. It has the power to move, to inspire, to elicit emotions, to shape our perceptions. In the parlance of geopolitics, it is referred to as “soft power”. Hard power is a proverbial big pointy stick. Military might is raw hard power. Soft power […]

The inequality between Wales and London is the deepest in Europe – and Brexit will make it worse

Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru Member of the European Parliament Hywel Williams, Plaid Cymru MP and the party’s Brexit Spokesperson The worst inequality in Europe is between London and Wales. This is what the group of European regional and local governments known as the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) concluded this week. […]