Plaid Cymru’s manifesto promises independence referendum and ‘the most radical programme since 1945’

A referendum on Welsh independence will be held by 2026 if Plaid Cymru forms the next government in Cardiff Bay. In its manifesto for the May 6 Senedd elections, Plaid promised to implement the most radical programme since the 1945 Labour government. The manifesto promises that a Plaid first minister “will let the people of Wales, not Westminster, decide on our future” within the next five years. We’ll give every child in Wales the best start in life by… 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Extending free school meals to all primary pupils 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Investing in 4,500 extra teachers and support staff 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Providing free childcare from 24 months#VoteForWales pic.twitter.com/RxzmtFF91y — Plaid Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Plaid_Cymru) April…

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Victory for campaigners as richest Cambridge college promises to divest from fossil fuels

After four years of student campaigning, Cambridge’s Trinity College has promised to divest fully from fossil fuels in the next 10 years. The college has vowed to end all direct investment into fossil fuels by the end of 2021, and all indirect investment within 5-10 years. Trinity is only the third Cambridge college to promise full divestment. The university as a whole has promised divestment by 2030, with no distinction between direct and indirect investments. HUGE! Congratulations to the students, staff and alumni who have been campaigning over the past 5 years to move the college's £1.5bn endowment fund out of fossil fuels 💪 Legends ⭐ @ZeroCarbonSoc @TDivestment @TRIScambridge…

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With his leadership proposals reportedly abandoned, Starmer promises ‘new leadership’

In a new speech, Keir Starmer has made clear that Labour is under “new management”. At the same time, however, it’s reportedly the case that leadership pledges he made earlier this year have already been abandoned:  What about his fifth pledge, on common ownership of rail, mail, energy and water? Lisa Nandy says public ownership is "one way" and "another way" is "giving people more control" #PoliticsLive — Sienna Rodgers (@siennamarla) September 22, 2020 Red WallStarmer’s choice of warm-up act left little doubt that his keynote speech was an attempt to make a clean break from the Jeremy Corbyn era of the Labour Party. The introduction was given…

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