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Mills’ plan is not the answer

Aug 27, 2014

John Mills plan is a peculiar mixture of fact, acute observation, misconception and fantasy.

upcoming-events

  • Should Newport have a directly elected mayor?

    The debate on whether Newport should follow the lead of Bristol and have a directly elected mayor as a figurehead for its residents has been a cause for much recent discussion.

    In this event, jointly hosted by the Newport Civic Society and Institute of Welsh Affairs, key figures will argue both sides of the governance debate.

    Room 7, Newport Civic Centre, Godfrey Road, Newport NP20 4UR, 19:00

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    1st Sep
  • What about Wales? The implications of the Scottish result

    One week before Scotland's historic referendum the IWA in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre will gather together key figures to discuss what the implications of the vote will be for Wales.

    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL, 14:00

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    11th Sep
  • Rhyme and Reason: Reactions to a changing UK

    A week ahead of the Scottish referendum, The UK's Changing Union Project and the H'mm Foundation in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre host an evening of poetry and music reflecting on the changing shape of Britian. 

    Glanfa, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL, 18:00 to 21:00

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    11th Sep
  • Fascists! Fascists? - Plaid and the charges of extremism

    A book launch and panel debate

    For decades Plaid Cymru have stood accused of sympathising with Fascism during the 1930s. The publication of Richard Wyn Jones’s book on ‘Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism’ in English earlier this year challenged the charges against Plaid. But in a new essay for the IWA Tim Williams, one of the leaders of the No campaign in the 1997 referendum, offers a robust rebuttal.

    Conference Room 24, National Assembly, Cardiff CF99 1NA. 17:30 to 20:00

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    1st Oct
  • How can Cardigan Bay punch above its weight economically?

    Is there a future for rural Wales? How do current procurement policies help or hinder the long-term sustainability of Wales?

    Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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    6th Oct
  • IWA Energy Summit 2014: Wales' energy supply, security and resilience by 2050

    What kind of energy policy do we want for Wales?

    As part of the National Conversation on the ‘The Wales We Want’, The Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures are holding an Energy Summit to debate how we meet Wales' energy supply, security needs and resilience by 2050.

    This event will bring together the key figures in a conversation on what is the best option for Wales' energy future to inform a report by Peter Davies, the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, to the First Minister's Energy Group.

    Venue TBC. 9:00 to 16:30

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    15th Oct

bookshelf

Prudent healthcare - Can it save the NHS in Wales? Prudent healthcare - Can it save the NHS in Wales?

Falling funding, rising demand and upwards costs pressures. An IWA report of the recent conference that considered whether prudent healthcare is the only way to meet such profound challenges.

Read more and order online > IWA Senedd Paper: Taxation in Wales IWA Senedd Paper: Taxation in Wales

In the second of the Senedd Papers series respected economist Gerald Holtham, former chair of the Holtham Commission, looks at the devolution of some tax powers to Wales and suggests an alternative method of collecting Council Tax.

 

 

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