The Labour-Plaid deal is the faintest outline of a Wales beyond neoliberalism

On the surface, the deal announced this week between the two parties represents a real break with the status quo. Bringing in rent controls, caps on second homes and new state-owned companies would mean a dramatic break with the idea that the ‘market knows best’, and that direct government action to protect people and communities …

Wales is not for sale: We need special housing measures to defend our communities

Below is a translation and adaption of the speech I gave to the ‘Wales is Not for Sale’ rally on the Trwyeryn dam on the 10th July. I’ve added some parts left out for brevity’s sake on the day. I hope people will enjoy my contribution as much as I enjoyed doing it. It was …

Holiday homes and homelessness: Wales’ housing crisis (video)

This discussion was recorded on Wednesday 18th November 2020. (Please note that this is a verbatim recording which does not contain the evening’s simultaneous translation audio track of contributions in Welsh into English. Technical lessons have been learned for next time!) Here’s the original blurb for the event: From small rural communities to densely populated …