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.... Read more
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.... Read more
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.... Read more
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.... Read more
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.... Read more
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.... Read more
This is a rewrite of an old, now completely outdated, post which explained how Wales was funded.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.... Read more