There were efforts made prior to the assembly campaign on the pro-EU side, but during the campaign proper it was more towards the end that we started to hear a lot from pro-EU assembly leaders Mr Jones and Leanne Wood. … [Read more...] about The EU referendum campaign in Wales: What happened?
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1 January 2002: Euro goes into circulation Three hundred million Europeans wake this morning to a new year and an extraordinary new reality that constitutes the boldest experiment ever attempted to bind people together by the money they use. Heralded from the Arctic Circle to the Cote d’Azur by fireworks, champagne and the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, E-day dawns after years of meticulous planning and decades of bitter debate – still unresolved in Britain – about how far the continent’s nations should integrate. “The euro is your money, it is our money. It’s our future. It is a little piece of Europe in our hands,” European commission president, Romano Prodi, declared in Brussels. Ian Black … [Read more...] about A timeline of Britain’s EU membership in Guardian reporting
Are we looking at a situation where people who felt they have had nothing to lose voted to leave, whereas people who feel they have something to lose - Labour or Conservative - decided to vote remain? … [Read more...] about EU referendum: Welsh voters back Brexit
Williams has not played since suffering an ankle injury in training ahead of Wales’ Rugby World Cup semi-final. Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall had previously suggested that Williams would be fit for the start of the tournament, but Williams has now been ruled out. Pivac added that he expects Williams to be available for round two against Ireland. … [Read more...] about Wales full-back Liam Williams to miss opening Six Nations fixture with Italy, head coach Wayne Pivac confirms
Controversy has dogged the launch of the prize: two weeks before submissions closed, Singh revealed only 51 books had been submitted by publishers, despite it being open to all genres, forms and self-published writers. When the longlist was announced last month, comedian Shappi Khorsandi, whose novel Nina Is Not OK was up for the prize, withdrew the book from contention because, she “felt like my skin colour was up for an award rather than my book”. … [Read more...] about David Olusoga and Gary Younge head inaugural Jhalak prize shortlist