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18/03/2022  In remembrance of IDWAL BERT PARRY, Llanberis

In remembrance of IDWAL BERT  PARRY, Llanberis by Dafydd Iwan

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02/03/2022  Making Môn Proud Again
Making Môn Proud Again

In a special Conference session, Plaid Cymru presented several party candidates for the May 2nd elections to Ynys Môn council.

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22/02/2022  From the Senedd: Jocelyn Davies

The First Minister this week spoke of leadership. It is a sad fact that due to his lack of urgency and leadership, the Labour Party in Wales is confused and divided and our communities and economy continue to wait for action.

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21/02/2022  Policing- Welsh control or Labour compromise?

Who is in charge of Welsh Labour? Is there actually, in practice, such a party as Welsh Labour? No matter how many times they adopt Plaid Cymru policies- something I warmly welcome- these questions remain unanswered.

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12/02/2022  Westminster Matters by Hywel Williams MP

Hywel Williams MP asks David Cameron if the the cut in the European Budget is really such good news for Wales... 

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07/02/2022  Arts: the heart of our nation

The arts are not something that you can place in a box or something that we can turn to for entertainment alone. It is at the heart of the life of our nation and its future.

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03/02/2022  HS2- the Need for a National Campaign

Let’s unite Wales behind a positive agenda over HS2, to get our fair share and start to catch with the rest of the UK and EU

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31/01/2022  Without a language, without a heart

As announced yesterday, the number of strongholds where Welsh is spoken as a majority language has fallen. Undoubtedly, this should be extremely worrying for those of us who are concerned about the future of the Welsh language, and give a kick up the backside of those who believe there is no cause for concern to get to grips with the problem before things worsen. The truth is - unless decisive action is taken, the language will die as a community language. If we want to prevent that from happening, we need to act now to ensure the future of the language as a living and dynamic language.

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22/01/2022  Europe: In or Out?

The debate between those who want to remain part of the European Union and the pit-bull mentality who want nothing to do with other European countries rages on. Almost forgotten is the importance of the Welsh national interest to play an active role in the European Union. The whole debate concentrates mainly on the future role of the UK in Europe.

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20/01/2022  Will Health Boards listen?
Will Health Boards listen?

Now that the ‘pre-consultation’ on plans to centralise core emergency services in fewer hospitals has ended, residents in Bridgend are going to be wondering whether the strength of opposition to centralisation will be enough to ensure a modification of the boards plans. Comments made by health board executives at several public meetings are certainly giving the impression that a 5 site model, rather than a 4 site model, will be proposed.

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15/01/2022  Plaid Cymru Youth

Cerith Rhys Jones, Chair of Plaid Cymru Youth looks back at 2012.

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13/01/2022  Are the days of the BBC numbered as a pan-UK institution?

The withdrawal of music composed in Wales has serious implications for Radio Cymru.  Without such  musical content, the station can’t deliver the service the BBC’s charter requires.

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12/01/2022  Plaid leading the way on new European report

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, representing Wales and Plaid Cymru on the European Union’s Committee of the Regions, writes about his work this week:

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11/01/2022  From the senedd: Simon Thomas AM

The Welsh language is our nation’s unique contribution to the world. Since the days of the Earth Summit at Rio, and particularly after I visited the second summit in South Africa, Gauteng, I have been of the opinion that it is possible to adapt sustainable development methods and interventions for safeguarding endangered species to the situation of the Welsh language.

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10/01/2022  Justice for Robbie Powell

We are living in an era where trust in important and previously well-regarded institutions is being tested to breaking-point.  Banks, the press, Parliament, the police and the BBC have been exposed for shortcomings that are severe, systematic and have damaged the lives of so many people.

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20/12/2021  Wales needs its own flood action forum
Wales needs its own flood action forum

The floods that have devastated parts of Ruthin and St Asaph are only the tip of a metaphorical iceberg. The same heavy rains also caused chaos on the A55, making it impassable for several hours at times. Families in Ceredigion are still waiting to return to their homes. We need clear and positive action. These are not freak events anymore, they are a result of climate change that means governments have to take precautionary action to prevent future flooding problems on this scale.

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18/12/2021  Council Tax Benefit: Party of Wales will focus on policy rather than process

Council tax benefit has become a deeply complex issue, particularly as the media coverage around standing orders, the regulations, and the recall of the Assembly has distracted the debate from the issue of finance and how the Welsh Government can protect the low paid and poorest in our society.

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14/12/2021  Welsh Language Census figures reopen our perennial debate

Dafydd Wigley puts the 2011 census results into a wider context.Our inspirational national anthem, written prior to any census computation of Welsh-speakers,  ends with the words “O bydded i’r hen iaith barhau” (“O that our old tongue should endure”). Whatever  the 2011 census may say, those sentiments will most assuredly continue.

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