100 Labour MPs abstain from Yemen vote

Tens of thousands of people have suffered or been killed in Yemen because of the on-going vicious war there, with Saudi Arabia trying to force its will on the country. It is undoubted that Saudi Arabia are committing war crimes in Yemen with their targeting of civilians. In late 2015 Amnesty International accused Saudi Arabia…

The Ragged Trousered Warmongers

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is considered by many to be central to the growth of the Labour Party in the UK. In his 1997 book Faces of Labour – The Inside Story, Andy McSmith calls the book one of “the cultural icons which hold the party together – the Red Flag, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists”.…

Why MPs bombing decision was wrong

This is a copy of a letter that I’ve sent to papers in north Wales: Dear Sir I was bitterly disappointed to see that my MP, Susan Elan Jones, supported the motion to bomb Syria this week. I have much respect for Susan, having stood against her in last May’s Parliamentary elections. I respect that…

Message to MPs – Don’t Bomb Syria

In advance of tomorrow’s vote on whether or not the UK should bomb Syria, Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Clwyd South said: “The Government are itching for a war, and David Cameron wants to be seen as a war leader. I sincerely hope that our local MPs won’t fall into the trap of…

Curo cleddyfau yn sychau aradr – Heddwch

Yfory, dydd Sul 9fed Tachwedd 2014, yw Sul y cofio. Cafodd bron i bob un teulu yng Nghymru eu cyffwrdd gan y Rhyfel Mawr – y rhyfel i ddiweddi pob rhyfel. Ers hynny wrth gwrs rydyn ni wedi cael bron i 100 mlynedd di-dor o ryfela. Mae yna amryw o deuluoedd ar draws y byd heddiw yn dioddef…

Gwersi rhyfel – cofio Rwanda

Ugain mlynedd yn ol gwelwyd trychuneb o’r math gwaethaf yn datblygu yn Rwanda. Lladdwyd cannoedd o filoedd o drigolion mewn ‘rhyfel cartref’ rhwng yr Hutu a Tutsi. Mae nifer o wleidyddion wedi bod yn son am hyn heddiw gan ddweud ei fod yn graith ar gydwybod y gorllewin, am i ‘ni’ fethu ag ymyrryd, gyda…