Having grown up in the 80’s and 90’s with family in the Rhondda, it was very apparent how post-industrial decline affected the communities of the Valleys. So watching the then Welsh Secretary John Redwood in 1995, announce proudly how he had returned a part of the Welsh Office block grant back to the UK Treasury in the name of thrift and good governance marked a low point in what was a particularly dismal period in office.... Read more
The highest level of support yet recorded for Welsh independence is among the stand out findings from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll.... Read more
Today, thousands of us will march in Merthyr calling for Wales’ independence and the symbolism and significance of this cannot be understated.... Read more
It’s been an extraordinary year so far for campaigners for Welsh independence. The first march for independence took place in Cardiff in May and attracted over 3,000 participants, drawing media attention far beyond Wales. Eleven town and community councils have voted to back independence and in July, Gwynedd County Council became the first local authority in Wales to vote in favour of an independent Wales with 42 councillors in favour, four against, and five abstaining.... Read more
If you’re reading this, you’re either curious about independence or one of the faithful. Stop and ask yourselves, “How do we define independence for other people?”... 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