Adrian Mason: A Wall of Silence?

This article has been written by CWS Board Member Cllr Adrian Mason: Given the significance of events of the last few days, the outcome which will have profound influences on Wales and the Welsh people, I was curious as to why Welsh Conservative Assembly Members...

Research – Lobbyist Register for Wales

A Lobbyist Register for Wales Today the Centre for Welsh Studies released a policy paper calling on the Welsh Assembly to introduce a Statutory Register for Lobbyist in Wales. The proposal comes the same day as the new Lobbying (Scotland) comes into force. The Centre...

Research – Brexit and a UK Customs Union

Brexit and a Future UK Customs System How would Wales fare in a post-Brexit world outside the Customs Union? Our latest research seeks to provide some solutions to the problem of exports, good, customs and Brexit. You can read the full report...

“‘I’m Henry VIII I am”

This article has been written by Adrian Mason. Over the next few weeks and months we are going to hear a great deal more about so-called Henry VIII clauses as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill goes through the later stages of the Parliamentary process. There has...

Brexit: A divided Wales

This article has been written by Adrian Mason. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has completed its Second Reading in Parliament, and attention now focuses on its Committee Stage.  The purpose of the Bill is simply to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 at the...

The rule of law

This article has been written by Adrian Mason. The Rule of Law in the United Kingdom is a long standing principle that says the law should apply equally to everyone living in our Country regardless of status. The proposals now being discussed about forming an...

Happy Independence Day

One year on from the EU referendum The EU Referendum campaign was one of the most divisive and hard fought electoral battles many of us will remember. Both sides passionately believed in vastly different futures for Britain. Vote Leave was an underdog campaign from...

Is capitalism to blame for today’s problems?

Introduction These days it is hard to not come across an article lamenting capitalism in connection with today’s problems. The credit crisis of 2007-2008 has been used by many as an example of unbridled capitalism and its destructive nature. As a lot of the problems...