Rhodri Morgan

The Last Word: A Welsh giant

Richard Angell  |  19 May 2017

A sad goodbye to Rhodri Morgan, Theresa May fobs Britain off, Corbyn’s gaffe and Len’s low expectations – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word Wales lost its modern founding father with the sad news that Rhodri Morgan has passed away. He was a giant of Welsh politics and someone who forced a devolution …

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Rhodri Morgan: An obituary

Hannah Blythyn  |  18 May 2017

Hywel Rhodri Morgan (29 September 1939 – 17 May 2017) Rhodri Morgan was a truly exceptional man who has made an indelible mark on Wales. Today Wales has not just lost a great politician, we have lost a real father figure. The thoughts and deepest sympathies of all of us are with Julie – his wife, …

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Iron Man or rusty party?

The Insider  |  14 May 2013

Ed Miliband’s strength has exposed Labour’s stress points. How do we stop these turning into damaging cracks? Those advising Miliband feel a sense of frustration with the sudden emergence of discontent last month about Labour’s position. The economy is sputtering, Labour has a consistent lead in the polls, the government stumbles from economic failure to …

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Red sky thinking

David Taylor  |  1 March 2013

THERE is a growing chasm emerging between the politics of post-devolution Wales and the rest of the UK. For one, Labour still rules here; the 2010 general election results were better in Wales than other parts of Britain, with several marginal seats retained and the party emerging with nearly three-quarters of the representation even if …

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Cardiff Bay watch

Adam Harrison and Robert Philpot  |  1 March 2013

Wales is adopting a more pragmatic, gentler approach to austerity than London, Carwyn Jones tells Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison DURING his decade as first minister, Rhodri Morgan trumpeted the ‘clear red water’ Wales had established between itself and the Labour government at Westminster. There would be no top-up fees, prescription charges, foundation hospitals or …

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Of time-banking and cricket

Mark Drakeford  |  10 December 2010

In my first submission for Progress, I wanted to reflect on two different experiences of the last week, and the lessons which might be drawn from them for policymaking in Wales. At first glance, they appear to be very different, but my argument will be that there are overlaps and synergies to be drawn from considering them together.

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