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The rise of community cooperative ownership in Wales: I’ll drink to that…, Notebook

The rise of community cooperative ownership in Wales: I’ll drink to that…

David Cameron believes ‘we’re all Thatcherites now’. In one North Wales town battered by her policies they beg to differ and community cooperatives are on the rise…

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 at 1:35 pm

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’, Notebook

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’

The wintery white menace mercilessly besplattering the UK seems to have a particular fancy for Wales. It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, however, Torfaen Council, for instance took a lighter approach to the deluge that Wales is enduring by releasing a comedy video featuring Welsh council gritters battling the elements.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 1:56 pm

A Jubilee letter from a republican to royalists, Notebook

A Jubilee letter from a republican to royalists

With the Jubilee weekend edging ever nearer Rob Williams offers some help for those Royalists who just don’t understand why republicans won’t just shut up and enjoy the celebrations…

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 at 10:01 am

Independent journalist and MP Tom Watson release book on phone-hacking, Arts

Independent journalist and MP Tom Watson release book on phone-hacking

Alleged attempts by News International to cover up the extent of the phone-hacking scandal are set to be exposed today by Independent journalist Martin Hickman and MP Tom Watson.

By | Arts, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 11:58 am

Leanne Wood: A politician whose time has come?, Notebook

Leanne Wood: A politician whose time has come?

Leanne Wood has gone from outsider to favourite in the Plaid leadership race in under a month. Rob Williams talks to her about her background, socialism, independence and the future for Plaid Cymru.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 3:14 pm

Plaid Cymru: May the best woman lead…, Notebook

Plaid Cymru: May the best woman lead…

With the Plaid Cymru leadership election campaign under way two candidates in particular have made the early running and have helped banish thoughts of a long lost leader…

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 1:47 pm

It’s all gone a bit Kafka down Cardiff Bay, Notebook

It’s all gone a bit Kafka down Cardiff Bay

They’ve broken democracy down in Cardiff Bay, with the help of a couple of administrative errors and a whole lot of incompetence.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 at 2:16 pm

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Welsh referendum, Notebook

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Welsh referendum

Homophobic slurs, large inflatable pigs, rugby players mumbling and one almighty political row brewing. The Welsh referendum campaign is turning into an important, if bizarre, public debate.

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 February 2011 at 12:36 pm

The Welsh are rubbish (and other arguments), Notebook

The Welsh are rubbish (and other arguments)

With campaigning in the Welsh referendum firmly underway Rob Williams looks at the chaos being caused by a less than predictable No campaign.

By | Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 2:36 pm

Total Politics Top 50 Welsh Blogs, Notebook

Total Politics Top 50 Welsh Blogs

Total Politics have unveiled their top 50 Welsh blogs to much discussion and debate. I select a handful of my daily must-reads.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 1 September 2010 at 12:42 pm

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