Plaid Cymru

Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 20 July

A forum where readers can discuss today’s politics and share links to breaking news and to the most interesting politics stories, blogs and tweets on the web<p>8.36am BST<p>I’m not writing my usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to …

Great Britain

Row over 'snub' of slate men whose toil helped build slave owners' retreat

The National Trust is embroiled in a row over claims it has overlooked the cultural importance of slate miners who were critical to the creation of …

News (Wales)

Major rift opens in Plaid Cymru as party MP attacks Leanne Wood for 'showing no leadership on Brexit'

Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards has launched an astonishing attack on his party leader Leanne Wood, accusing her of showing no leadership over Brexit …

Great Britain

Could a 'national unity government' be the solution to May's Brexit deadlock?

LONDON — It is difficult to see a way through the Brexit impasse that Theresa May currently faces. Torn between a soft Brexit that half of her MPs reject and a hard Brexit that the other half rejects, she has pursued a "third way," which the EU will reject.<p>That is making the threat of a no-deal …

Great Britain

Warning Metro could turn Gwent towns into 'commuter communities'

THE South Wales Metro could result in towns in Gwent becoming "commuter communities", with people travelling to and from Cardiff for work, an AM has …

News (Wales)

6 council by-elections this week, 5 Lib Dem candidates

Six council by-elections this week. Five Liberal Democrat candidates, including one in the Liberal Democrat defence (phew). The others are three …

Elections

Plaid Cymru leadership: Wigley backs Rhun ap Iorwerth to succeed Leanne Wood

One of Plaid Cymru's most senior figures, Dafydd Wigley, has backed Rhun ap Iorwerth to take over from Leanne Wood and become the party's next leader.<p>…

Great Britain

Plaid Cymru: Wood cannot be next first minister says rival Price

<b>Leanne Wood cannot be the next first minister, Plaid Cymru leadership candidate Adam Price has said.</b><p>In his first interview since announcing his bid, Mr Price said Plaid will lose the next Senedd election if it carries on the current track.<p>He said he can "create the momentum" the party needs.<p>Mr …

Great Britain

Plaid could join 'national unity' government, says Tory MP

<b>A pro-European Conservative MP has suggested Plaid Cymru could help form a "government of national unity".</b><p>Anna Soubry was one of 12 Tories who rebelled against Theresa May on Brexit.<p>She suggested Plaid's four MPs could join the SNP and Labour backbenchers in a cross-party administration.<p>Plaid …

Great Britain

Walking for Velindre - scores turn out for AM's cause

SCORES of people - including family members, friends, colleagues and well-wishers - braved the summer heat to take part in the Valleys Walk for …

News (Wales)

Dafydd Wigley

DiscoverAcast+AboutPodcastersAdvertisersNews<p>Episode Details<p>Dafydd Wigley<p>Speaking from Westminster, Lord Dafydd Wigley looks back on his political …

News (Wales)

Adam Price announces Plaid Cymru leadership bid

ADAM Price has accepted the nomination to run for leader of Plaid Cymru.<p>The AM for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr received formal nominations from …

Great Britain

"I'll be First Minister candidate" Leanne Wood hits back in leadership tussle

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has hit back at suggestions she could be replaced as the party's leader. The window to challenge the Rhondda AM closes …

News (Wales)

Plaid Cymru leadership bids by Adam Price and Rhun ap Iorwerth

<b>Adam Price and Rhun ap Iorwerth are to challenge Leanne Wood for the leadership of Plaid Cymru.</b><p>Both senior AMs announced their candidacy on Wednesday, triggering a contest in the party.<p>Ms Wood, leader since 2012, had said she would welcome a challenge and was very confident of winning.<p>It means a …

Great Britain

Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood rejects co-leader plan from Adam Price

<b>Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has rejected proposals for co-leadership of her party from a potential rival for her job.</b><p>Adam Price said he would challenge Ms Wood for the leadership if she did not agree to his plan.<p>She told BBC Wales: "I can't see how it would work in practical terms."<p>Ms Wood …

Great Britain

Co-leadership needed for 'plodding' Plaid Cymru, says Price

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/av_pv7_pa3/modav/bUnknown-52d0639a-7ede-4829-af45-3cb1deb157c7_p069zpr2_cUnknown_1528906282602.mp4?__gda__=1530510724_129dff6c1aa9f85532dd466d32709aef<p><b>Leanne Wood faces being challenged for Plaid Cymru leadership, unless she agrees to share the job.</b><p>In a highly …

Great Britain

Plaid Cymru leadership: possible contenders set out competing visions

Both men considered likely challengers to Leanne Wood for the leadership of Plaid Cymru have set out their visions for the future of the party.<p>Adam …

Great Britain

Plaid no confidence motion in Cairns over lagoon defeated

<b>A no-confidence motion in Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns in the Senedd has been defeated by assembly members.</b><p>The motion against the Conservative UK minister did not have the support of Labour Welsh ministers in Cardiff.<p>Plaid Cymru tabled the vote after Mr Cairns' government failed to support plans for …

Great Britain

On Leanne Wood 25.06.18

With a potential leadership election looming, Daniel G. Williams offers his perspective on the state of Plaid Cymru under Leanne Wood, and argues …

Great Britain

Questions must be asked over Leanne Wood's leadership, says former Plaid Cymru MP

A former Plaid Cymru MP says questions must be asked about Leanne Wood’s suitability to lead the party.<p>Elfyn Llwyd, who represented the Dwyfor …

Great Britain

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says 'every woman has had to put up with unwanted sexual attention'

The leader of Plaid Cymru has said that unacceptable behaviour is "rife and accepted" in society - but welcomed change.<p>Leanne Wood was on Sunday …

News (Wales)

UKIP's Neil Hamilton in second bid for Senedd job he was blocked from

<b>UKIP in the Senedd is to nominate Neil Hamilton for a top paid job in the assembly's administration again, despite a majority of AMs blocking him from the post just a week ago.</b><p>The former UKIP leader in Cardiff Bay was said to be unsuitable for the assembly commission because he failed to back a …

Great Britain

"Mexican standoff" doesn't help Plaid Cymru says senior AM

A senior Plaid Cymru AM says the party needs to determine who'll lead it into the next Assembly election in 2021. According to Simon Thomas "now is …

News (Wales)

Game on for Plaid Cymru leadership contest?

<b>The world of political predictions is a mug's game but I'm going to call this one and I'm prepared to eat humble pie on 4 July.</b><p>I was told on Twitter this week that stories about the leadership of Plaid Cymru were as a result of "media stirring".<p>Here is my case for the defence and why I think there …

Great Britain

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood to quit after election if not FM

<b>Leanne Wood has said she will stand down as Plaid Cymru leader after the 2021 election if she is not first minister.</b><p>She told BBC Wales that she would welcome a leadership challenge and there were "a minority" of people in Plaid that want to go "in a different direction".<p>"That's why I am restating …

Great Britain

Domestic abuse: 'Court made me feel more vulnerable'

Victims of domestic abuse are calling for a radical overhaul of family courts, claiming intimidation and abuse continue during proceedings.<p>The UK government has recently consulted on a new domestic abuse bill, which would ban abusers cross-examining their victims in family courts.<p>But Plaid Cymru MP …

Domestic Abuse

Plaid Cymru wants public energy firm to push tidal lagoon

<b>A publicly-owned energy company should be set up in Wales, Plaid Cymru has said.</b><p>It believes it could help keep the £1.3bn Swansea tidal lagoon project alive.<p>Party energy spokesman Simon Thomas said: "If the UK government does decide to betray Wales, then we need to think of ways in which we can …

News (Wales)

Councillor denies sexual assault charges against two women

A councillor has denied sexual assault charges against two women.<p>Rhondda Cynon Taf councillor William Haydn Rees Jones was formally charged with two …

News (Wales)

‏Lucky escapes for teenagers following car crashes

UK Government rejects Swansea Tidal Lagoon investment<p>Published<p>12 hours ago<p>on<p>June 25, 2018<p>THE UK GOVERNMENT has pulled the plug on the Swansea Bay …

Wales

Tories call on Carwyn Jones to sack ministers who back referendum on Brexit deal

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has demanded the sacking of two Welsh Government cabinet ministers who've called for the final deal on …

Great Britain