Roger Scully

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    Labour in Wales: perhaps the biggest polling movement in recent UK history that almost no-one has heard of

Labour in Wales: perhaps the biggest polling movement in recent UK history that almost no-one has heard of

Despite the Labour Party’s historic strength in Wales, in this post Roger Scully highlights the remarkable decline in support for the party in polls over the past two years. He argues that Labour’s gradual descent is thanks to a combination of factors: from Ed Miliband’s (un)popularity, to negative perceptions of the performance of the Welsh Labour government. 

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A Yes vote in the Scottish Referendum would start a serious debate about independence for Wales

Roger Scully argues that while independence for Wales does not presently enjoy significant backing, this would change with a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum. It would offer a clear example to which advocates of independence could point and would alter the fundamental character of the UK rump that remained. It seemed to take almost a year after the […]