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Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

| October 26, 2018

Owain Glyndwr looks at how Brexiteers failed to spot that the UK could no longer bully its neighbour. Up until now, Theresa May’s government has managed to get its Brexit legislation through the British Parliament, not without difficulty but without too many problems. What I think of as the Lessons of History (Abandonment) Bill, officially […]

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#Brexit : Despite Trump, has May learnt the Art of the Deal?

#Brexit : Despite Trump, has May learnt the Art of the Deal?

| July 13, 2018

As the Brexit negotiations finally get serious, Owain Glyndwr looks at some of the sticking points and possible compromises. Although it would have been helpful if the British Government had worked out before triggering Article 50 what future relationship it wanted between the UK and the EU, it was not the disastrous delay of more […]

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Britain’s weird way of passing laws keeps Brussels waiting on #Brexit

Britain’s weird way of passing laws keeps Brussels waiting on #Brexit

| June 15, 2018

It’s an old saying that laws are like sausages, you should never see how they’re made. The words are often attributed to Bismarck but that’s unlikely as German law-making, like German sausage-making, is generally of the highest quality. Although a catastrophic decline in their legal standards in the 1930s and 1940s led to the Germans […]

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#Brexit: Celtic Cousins Seek Common Ground.

#Brexit: Celtic Cousins Seek Common Ground.

| February 12, 2018

As the Irish border returns to the top of the agenda at the Brexit talks, at least as far as the EU is concerned, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to meet the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. The political importance to Ireland of avoiding customs controls on the border with Northern Ireland has somewhat […]

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#RhodriMorgan: A politician who will be truly missed

#RhodriMorgan: A politician who will be truly missed

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhodri Morgan (pictured), former EU official, who served as First Minister of Wales from 2000 until 2009, died on Wednesday (17 May) aged 77. Owain Glyndwr remembers a politician whose affable manner and pragmatic approach helped his party weather storms almost as severe as the one that threatens to engulf Labour in the general election next month.  […]

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#UKIP become kingmakers as referendum campaign is put on hold in Wales

#UKIP become kingmakers as referendum campaign is put on hold in Wales

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The entry of UKIP into Welsh politics – they went from zero seats to seven in last week’s elections to the National Assembly for Wales – has propelled the anti-EU party into the position of kingmakers, writes Owain Glyndwr. Assembly members met on Wednesday to try to agree on a First Minister, with Labour’s Carwyn […]

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Donbass: Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Donbass: Yesterday, today, tomorrow

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Owain Glyndwr argues that the distinct history of the war-torn region means it has the right to choose its own future. Donbass and its people have long deserved to be better known. Now it is a place that has become well known for reasons that no people deserve. It was nearly so different. Less than […]

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