Robin McAlpine: Being with the Welsh independence movement has given me a little burst of energy
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine compares the current state of the Scottish and Welsh independence movements, and asks what they might learn from each other
I’M writing this in Cardiff. I've been down doing some meetings and am just about to head off to Swansea where I'm speaking at the Plaid Cymru conference. I was delighted to be invited because I've long believed that Scotland and Wales should be forming stronger links.
Brexit views: What should the outcome of talks between Sturgeon and Corbyn be?
The First Minister’s initial meeting with the UK Labour leader has been described as “constructive”, but it remains to be seen if a new direction for both their parties will emerge
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon was in Westminster on Tuesday [20 November], meeting with UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price as part of an ongoing campaign to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
Celebrations as Tie-inspired move for inclusive LGBT+ education is embraced by Plaid Cymru
The motion was introduced by by Plaid Ifanc, the party’s youth wing
PLAID CYMRU, the Welsh pro-independence party, has passed a motion at its conference in Caernarfon to introduce LGBT+ education in Welsh schools.
Paul Valente: The view from Wales - why I joined the SNP and attended my first conference last week
Plaid Cymru and SNP member Paul Valente offers his impressions of the recent SNP conference in Aberdeen
LAST weekend I travelled from my hometown in South Wales to Aberdeen in Scotland to attend the Scottish National Party’s spring conference.
When I tell people I am a member of the Scottish National Party, the reaction I get is usually one of complete bewilderment.
"But ... but ... you’re not Scottish."
Sturgeon, Bennett and Wood have blown open English politics
Written by Peter McColl, Common Weal Director of Policy.
One of the constant refrains from unionists during the independence campaign was that Scotland wasn't that politically different to the rest of the UK. Despite 70% of voters choosing parties well to the left of the Westminster consensus in every election, attitudes to immigration, benefits, public spending and other issues were almost the same in social attitudes surveys.
CommonSpace view: Nicola Sturgeon played a blinder in the #leadersdebate - and here's why
By CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty
SCOTLAND'S first minister took a strong anti-austerity message to the first leaders debate ahead of the General Election, offering a positive way out of economic hardship. She also brought a sense of community most likely entirely unexpected by viewers in England.