The Slate - Plaid Cymru's blog

WASPI women need justice

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The WASPI campaign deserves a great deal of credit for drawing attention to an injustice not many would have been aware of.

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Top tips for leading as a woman

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“A leader is best when people barely know they exist. When their work is done, their aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”

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Time is running out to solve the funding crisis facing Wales' schools

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Time is running out to solve the funding crisis facing Wales' schools says shadow minister for education, Sian Gwenllian.

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I will give all I have for Steffan’s sake

Article by Delyth Jewell AM that first appeared in the Western Mail on 12/2/19

It has been an honour for me to take my seat this week in the National Assembly as Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales East.  Over the coming weeks and months, I’m looking forward to getting to know constituents from across the region, and travelling around this beautiful, bustling corner of our country.  I was born in Caerphilly Miners Hospital, I grew up in Ystrad Mynach, and I went to school in Bargoed.  I now live in Quakers Yard, so I’m south east through and through.

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Labour has lost its moral compass - Llyr Gruffydd AM

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Once upon a time Labour in Wales used to keep the rest of UK Labour honest.

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Today Labour must decide: does it stand up for Westminster or Wales?

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This article by Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood first appeared in the Times on 15th May 2018

It is difficult to find any real benefits to exiting the European Union. Increased barriers to trade, soaring cost of living and fewer opportunities for future generations all spring to mind. One glimmer of hope dangled in front of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland was that more powers would come our way.

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Leanne Wood's Speech on the EU Withdrawal Bill

 

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Leanne Wood's speech from the Welsh Assembly ahead of a vote on whether to accept the Labour Welsh Government's deal with the Westminster Tory government which will see them take control over 26 fields of devolved policy areas

We have heard the Orwellian doublespeak used by this Government to justify its capitulation.
 
The accusation you have levelled against us was one of flag waving nationalists. At least ours is not the white flag of surrender.
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Llyr Gruffydd: School uniform grant cut is 'mean-spirited'

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Llyr Gruffydd AM reflects on the cut to the school uniform grant by the Welsh Government and the consequences that will bring for families already struggling to make ends meet.

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Leanne Wood's speech on the Syria crisis

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Leanne Wood delivered an impassioned speech yesterday during the National Assembly debate on UK military intervention in Syria - and Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones' support for it. Here it is in full.

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Why the law must change to stop harassment through the courts

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Richard (not his real name), has been a victim of stalking for more than six years. His stalker repeatedly brings baseless, vexatious claims against him in the civil court. Richard has to represent himself because of a lack of funds. Although his stalker is subject to a restraining order, he is allowed to cross-examine Richard in the civil courts and abuse him further.

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