The Circuit Of Wales: Welsh Government Nationalised The Risk & Destroyed The Reward

The Circuit of Wales was supposed to bring hope to thousands of residents in the Blaenau Gwent community, where the area has few prospects and the highest youth unemployment level in Wales. The Welsh Government however has turned that hope into anguish and disappointment. I wanted to find out just how much Welsh taxpayers money went into this, and if the project doesn't go ahead, what will we have to show for it? The Circuit of Wales project has been a complex topic to follow, surrounding multiple private companies,…

9 Libertarian Policies UKIP Should Adopt!

The on-going UKIP leadership contest has granted an opportunity for members from across the party to debate the future direction of the party. The final candidates have not yet been finalised with members and elected representatives still entering the race. The dividing line seems to be clear. It's the dividing line than has always existed within UKIP; the divide between Libertarian UKIP and authoritarian UKIP. It may feel currently as if the UKIP leadership election is a regular feature of British politics, but I would…

Report On Welsh Assembly Employing Journalists Is A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing

In 1933 a number of high ranking, well regarded journalists met in the Ordenspalais, northern Berlin. They had been extended an invite as part of a new government scheme aimed at better involving the public in the workings of their political system. The new minister proclaimed of his new ministry: I view the first task of the new ministry as being to establish co-ordination between the Government and the whole people. Josef Goebbels The new minister in case you hadn't already guessed was Josef Goebbels. The new ministry was…

UKIP Needs To Rediscover Its Libertarian Roots To Survive

In the A-level History classes of a futuristic Great Britain, students will be listening to stories about the two largest political blunders of the 21st century. They will be enthrawled by the tale of when David Cameron accidently obtained a mandate to take Great Britain out of the European Union and Theresa May accidently gave away the Government majority that was doing it. Theresa May is a severely diminished figure who will now rely heavily on the Democratic Unionist Party for mere survial. Jeremy Corbyn has consolidated…

Mark Reckless: Even less principled than Carswell!

As if Ukip Wales didn't have enough problems on their plate; bitter in-fighting, a power struggle between the Independent, former Ukip Wales leader Nathan Gill and the Ukip Wales Assembly Group under Neil Hamilton and now yet another defection. First there were seven, then there were six, now there are five. An accurate and justly critical examination of the hypocrisy of Douglas Carswell has already been undertaken by the Huffington Post; a man who made great mileage espousing his virtue, only to renege on it when his…

Welsh Labour’s wrong-headed plans to abolish Right to Buy!

Owning a home is an aspiration that people have wholeheartedly bought into in the UK. It's quite the British tradition; my home is my castle and all. Why then, when so many people have taken up the opportunity to buy their council houses and turn them into homes, has Welsh Labour decided to try and abolish their right to do so? As the article linked above states, 139,000 council and housing association homes have been sold to the people who live in them, something I see as nothing but good. People will almost always look…

Arron Banks has put Paul Nuttall in an impossible position!

There is no doubting the success that Arron Banks has had with his Leave.EU organisation. It very nearly secured the official leave campaign designation against an establishment machine with a number of big guns behind it, including Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell. The past year has seen his name rise to prominence and his group is now poised, with its massive online presence and following, to become a serious political player. Unfortunately his decision to 'offer' himself forward as the Ukip chairman, with the constant…

Welsh media is misleading the public over Muslim schoolteacher refused U.S entry!

This is yet another issue which I didn't want to write about, but now feel compelled. The Welsh media is currently pulling its hair out over the news that a Muslim schoolteacher was denied entry to the U.S while on a school trip with students from my own former Comprehensive school. The story has been covered by WalesOnline and the South Wales Evening Post but in a very peculiar way. Before I get on to criticisms of the two pieces linked above and the general response from the Welsh public, or at least those I have seen, let…

Have Plaid Cymru Lost The Plot?

Plaid Cymru appear to have descended into complete madness, over and above the bizarre pitch to Wales which they offered in the wake of the referendum result. Plaid Cymru decided to introduce a vote into the Senedd to oppose the triggering of the Article 50 process unless a few empty and meaningless 'assurances' were offered on 'participation' in the single market which the Assembly couldn't possibly expect to enforce. The idea behind this move is similar to the joint paper produced by Labour and Plaid Cymru, effectively…