Matt Smith wrote on Brexit Central: Wales’ achingly europhile First Minister Mark Drakeford turned his St David’s Day address into a fanfare to Brussels this year when claiming: “Wales is a European nation and always will be”.
Labour’s political broadcast Our Town tells viewers “We lost control” and “we’ve been sold short by a political and economic system that has been unchallenged for far too long.” Labour’s bait-and-switch broadcast was a clear attempt to reconnect with blue-collar Leavers in marginal English seat
At Unite’s Annual Conference in Brighton in July, Jeremy Corbyn claimed “Labour is back as the political voice of the working class”. The fact he had to say this begs the question: when did Labour forget about the workers?
As part of the United Kingdom, Wales benefits from the hard power projection of the British state. Wales also gains from the UK’s soft power which since the EU referendum has consistently been ranked the second greatest in the world by Portland Communications’ ‘The Soft Power 30’.
Free intellectual inquiry and critical thinking are intrinsic to universities. But these qualities are undermined by a lack of political diversity in the humanities and social sciences, and they are threatened on campus by a minority of censorious left-wing agitators.