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In the two previous articles in this series of three, I discussed the weaknesses of the political order in Wales. The first analysed the quietism of our political culture under the shadow of partisanship, and the second discussed the underlying trends that render our politicians so averse in practice to the radicalism they preach. In this third essay I would like to try to shed light on the hinterland of these discussions, namely the relationship between Wales and Britain, and particularly with our neighbour, England. A well-worn observation is that Wales cannot be understood without this context. But a more immediate motivation for these reflections is the fact that the current political crisis, which can be traced back to 2008, has convinced a significant percentage of the Welsh people that bringing this relationship to an end is the only way to move forward. …


Huw L Williams

Academic. Cymraeg. Politics of the Left. Philosophy. Bois y Dole.

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