Tuesday 28 August 2007

Independence back on the agenda

For a long time, Plaid Cymru have been quiet on the issue of independence, but there is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come.

It is excellent news that Plaid are going to set up a commission to review the implications of independence, and what is more pleasing is the fact that the Western Mail are reporting the news objectively.

I am sure we can now expect hysterical rants and wailings from the unionists which will only strengthen our cause.


Unknown said...

Nationalists are often accused of being “separatist”. We are told that they will create divisions between their neighbours and themselves, in this case England and Wales. They claim that nationalists will establish borders and cut themselves off from the rest of the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nationalists – Plaid Cymru in Wales, the SNP in Scotland – are outward-looking, seeking to heal the divisions and create an open society with links with its neighbouring nations and the rest of the world. Plaid would like Wales to be a nation within the European Union and a member of the United Nations. This was the vision of Gwynfor Evans, that Wales would be a free and independent nation among nations as Ireland is today. Independence has little to do with “separation” and more to do with “inclusion” and interdependence. All countries in the world today are interdependent, without which they could not survive. Nations depend on trading with one another, the sharing of energy sources and mutual security concerns. It is a fallacy to think that Wales cannot survive as an independent nation, and it is a fallacy that Wales would separate from the rest of the world. Wales, along with its neighbours has become a multi-ethnic nation. Everyone would be welcomed in an independent Wales and the Welsh Nation would make its own great and unique contribution to the world at large.

Anonymous said...

I do hope that this report will be balanced and provide good factual evidence for and against. It should provide Plaid with a basis on which to prepare Wales for independence. This will be a welcome break from their current non-ideological politics.

Meanwhile, the party still has to find more support for the notion of independence as it is not yet supported by the majority.

Independence4Celts said...

Well Ryan, what would sway your mind? It's something that we can try to work with. I have no predjudice with any nation, when I say English I mean the government not the actual people as I have English friends and my Mam is English. I'm open for suggestion; any ideas that will drag you over to the 'dark' side.