Fascists! Fascists? – Plaid and the charges of extremism


October 1


05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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National Assembly

Conference Room 24, Cardiff, CF99 1NA

Cardiff, GB, CF99 1NA

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. 


A new book of essays for the IWA discusses the charges and their relevance for modern Welsh politics. Essayists Robert Stradling, author of the seminal book on Wales and the Spanish Civil War, and leading conservative thinker David Melding, offer their analysis of the claims.


The book is being launched with a panel debate on October 1st at 6pm in Ty Hywel in the National Assembly.  Richard Wyn Jones, Robert Stradling, and David Melding will be joined by former First Minister Rhodri Morgan to debate the issues.


There are a limited number of tickets available for this event.