Russell Elliott

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Leanne Wood Interview

<i>Leanne Wood AM has been the leader of Plaid Cymru since 2012. She took the time to speak to Bella about the state of the Welsh independence movement,</i> …

Discovering Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales

<i>The following essay, the fourth in a series of pieces engaged in Welsh and British politics, takes the position that the manifold deficits upon the</i> …

Ioan Talfryn: The Dragon Needs Two Tongues

Background<p><b>If you’ve been taught at an English medium school in Wales then you’re the product of a deranged experiment.</b><p>State schools were introduced …

Motorway folly shows big business is really driving the Welsh government

New tax-and-spend powers mean the Welsh government will soon have some serious money to play with. The usual advice to the newly rich is to not spend …

United Kingdom

The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce

Palestinian rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble of a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July …

Paxman’s replacement on Newsnight was one of the architects of the Poll Tax

<b>(not satire – it’s the BBC!)</b><p>The BBC has just announced that Evan Davis is to replace Jeremy Paxman as the main presenter of Newsnight.<p>His role will …

Record View: Late great Tony Benn got it right

RECORD VIEW questions how cutting the tax of Scotland's most profit-rich businesses will benefit the poor, the old and the jobless.<p>THE Upper Clyde …

Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

MYTH: The Palestinians started the conflict<p>From looking at some of the media coverage you would think so – but it’s vital to put today’s problems in …

Catalan Separatists Say Debt Investors Can Help Campaign

Catalan leaders pushing for a referendum on independence from Spain say investors might help force Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to yield.<p>With a …

British Labour Party Leader: 'We Oppose The Israeli Incursion Into Gaza'

WASHINGTON -- The British Labour Party opposes Israel's ground invasion of Gaza, the party's leader Ed Miliband told The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>Miliband met with President Barack Obama and National Security Adviser Susan Rice at the White House Monday afternoon, and said that Gaza was among the …