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”.…

Trident costs Wrexham £12.6m a year

Ahead of today’s Westminster Debate on Trident, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Clwyd South, Mabon ap Gwynfor criticised the “eye-watering” latest estimate for the cost of renewing the nuclear defence system, calling for it to be scrapped entirely. Following the Strategic Defence and Security Review announced by the Prime Minister yesterday (Monday), the Campaign for Nuclear…

Wrexham ward has highest child poverty in Wales

Parts of Wrexham have the highest levels of child poverty in Wales, a new survey has shown. Today’s End Child Poverty Campaign report showed nearly a quarter of all children in Wrexham live in poverty and Plaid Cymru has called for a dramatic change in the UK Government’s spending priorities. They want nuclear missiles and the…

“Are we the baddies?”

I’ve written before about the Labour Party’s sheer hypocrisy and crocodile tears, how they say one thing in public but do something completely different. I was reminded of this again reading the article in the Daily Post from Ken Skates AM and Susan Elan Jones MP regarding an increase in discretionary housing payments because people…