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Wales and Brexit, by Emyr Lewis

March 17, 2018 1 Comment
Wales and Brexit, by Emyr Lewis

In this guest blog the lawyer and poet Emyr Lewis considers some of the complex questions, constitutional and legal, economic and cultural, that arise for Wales from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.  The text was originally given on 8 March 2018 in Swansea University as the Royal Institution of South Wales’s St […]

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Mr Gulliver’s voyage to the island of Lilliput

February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mr Gulliver’s voyage to the island of Lilliput

On Wednesday 25 February the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee invited two bankers from HSBC, Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, and Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, to give evidence about alleged wrongdoings by their bank. You can read everything they said in response to questions from the MPs on the Parliament website. It won’t take […]

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Parliament: a Martian sends a postcard home

September 22, 2014 6 Comments
Parliament: a Martian sends a postcard home

My dearest brothers and sisters, You have dispatched me to London at an opportune time. The North Britons have but lately decided in a plebiscite not to withdraw themselves from their ancient yoking or ‘union’ with the South Britons – but only by a hair’s breadth. What contagion can possibly have taken hold of almost […]

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Attacking Syria: an MP replies

August 30, 2013 2 Comments
Attacking Syria: an MP replies

Letter 1 From: Andrew Green Sent: 27 August 2013 20:07 To: CATON, Martin Subject: Syria Dear Mr Caton I find it hard to believe that the UK government is seriously intending to take part in a US-led military attack on Syria.  It seems that nothing has been learned from the experience of invading Iraq.  It […]

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