July 25, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

New book delves into who can be credited for devolution in Wales

A new book by award winning Welsh author Alun Gibbard and former MP turned journalist and political analyst, Gwynoro Jones, which looks at who could be credited for devolution in Wales  is soon to be released.

Gwynoro Jones said: “After more than two years of work involving a lot of detailed research we are ready to launch the book.”

 When asked what the book entailed Gwynoro said: “In a nutshell, it asks can any political party claim the credit for securing the devolution we now have in Wales. We look at how our devolution has evolved through twists, turns, and many battles from Lloyd George, to Gwynfor Evans, to Mark Drakeford.

“What started as a project expecting to be about 60,000 words turned out in the end to reach 115,000 – there was a great deal to say.

“It is comprehensive in its political content and breadth of historic detail. It’s divided into four sections:

  • The Devolution Crucible 1880 – 1966
  • The Carmarthen Cauldron 1966 -1974
  • The Road to Referendum 1974 – 1979
  • Years of Respite and Return 1979 – 2020

“The volume contains prefaces by historian Sir Deian Hopkin and Political Editor Martin Shipton. There are two appendices, one by David Melding, the former Conservative MS, on a federal model solution for Wales and the other by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones on a sovereign Wales in a UK confederation.”

You can watch a video explaining a little bit about the book here:

Audio is also available here:

 

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