Who are we?

Name: Emyr Gruffydd
Age: 26
Originally from: Caerffili

When not doing Plaid Ifanc work, how do you spend your time?
I avidly follow the developments from my second nation, Catalonia, and love to learn more languages.

You’re hosting a special dinner and you get to invite any four people in the history of the world to join you. Who are the four and why?
The first would be Kate Roberts; I can’t say that she’s my favourite author, but I must say that I admire her as women and LGBT people have been historically underrepresented in all walks of life, especially in the national movement. She was a leading figure in Welsh nationalism and was influential in many ways; culturally, politically and socially. The second would be Salvador Allende, the democratically elected President of Chile in the 60s and 70s, who suffered a coup by the fascist, long standing friend of Margaret Thatcher, General Augusto Pinochet. The third would be Lluís Companys, the President of Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War for Esquerra Republicana, and the only democratically elected European President to be executed while in office. The last one, without a doubt, would be my grandfather, Tad-cu Penygraig, a socialist and a great Welshman who I never had the pleasure of meeting. My mother tells me that we would have got on perfectly!

What made you join Plaid Cymru?

There’s nothing more I want to see than Wales becoming a free, independent country, not run by another country’s rich elites and not content with the crumbs off the table.