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View Resource Campaign! A Century of Political and Social Campaigning in Wales

This offering from the National Library of Wales features documents, photographs, and audio and video files of 20th-century Welsh social and political campaigns. The materials are grouped into six themes -- The Ballot Box, Labour Struggles, War and Peace, Devolution, The Welsh Language, and The Water Industry -- and are also available via a timeline, site map, and search engine. Even those who...
View Resource Devolution and Concordats

The UK House of Commons Library recently released a research paper concerning the devolution of power to the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly of Wales. This paper summarizes the main points of the devolution schemes, describing the reserved and devolved subject areas. It also explores the new roles of the Secretaries of States for Wales and Scotland and the concordats agreed between...
View Resource Plaid Cymru: The Party of Wales

The Plaid Cymru site offers profiles of party leaders, party manifestos and white papers, and the latest news. On 11 September the Scottish people voted strongly in favor of creating their own Parliament and granting that body tax varying powers. One week later, Wales approved its first devolved government in over 500 years by the narrowest of margins (0.6%).