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Will the coronavirus pandemic stop the Welsh independence movement in its tracks?

One thing that has become evident over the last month is that the coronavirus pandemic is going to become a major, historical turning point on a global scale.

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Wales’ Fiscal Future – Public Finances within the UK & Independence

Earlier in March, Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre published Wales’ Fiscal Future – a major paper on the fiscal (public spending, tax etc.) implications of both Welsh independence and the Union (pdf).

There are clearly more important things going on in the world right now and it’s not exactly light reading, but I’m assuming there was an expectation I’d go through it at some point.

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Support for Welsh independence up 5% in new YouGov poll

There has been a 5% increase in support for independence since the General Election, according to a YouGov poll published tonight.

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Why independence will release Wales’ economic potential and give us the tools to eradicate poverty

This is a lightly edited transcript of David Buttress’ address at the YesCymru Talks event in in Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tudful on 25 January 2020.

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The economic questions about independence have been answered – but are politicians listening?

In Nation Cymru on 13th September, Mick Antoniw joined the debate on independence, raising not unreasonable questions about the economics of independence that need to be answered, and I am happy to do so.

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Audio: Winning the currency debate ‘crucial’ to Welsh independence

Winning the debate about currency would be crucial to the success of any campaign for Welsh independence, according to Swansea University economist Dr. John Ball.

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Winning the economic argument is the key to Welsh independence

As one of the founder members of YesCymru Aberystwyth, I have had dozens if not hundreds of conversations with people about independence.

With friends, family members, work colleagues and strangers; Particularly on street stalls which we have held over the last year and a half since we set up our group campaigning for independence.

In almost every conversation I’ve had about independence the question of affordability is cited as the reason why Wales can’t become independent.

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The Big Noes II: Too Poor

Next, it’s time to look at some of the most popular tropes and idioms relating to the economy used by those opposed to independence.

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How is Wales Funded?

This is a rewrite of an old, now completely outdated, post which explained how Wales was funded. It had to be updated to take into account future devolved taxes and other agreements between the Welsh and UK governments on finance.

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10 arguments that will make you support Welsh independence

With Indyfest coming up on the 16th of September, here are 10 reasons why it’s time to support independence for Wales…

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