Sunday 26 August 2007

The State of the Union

Imagine a land with a population of just under 3 million people – with an elected assembly with full law-making powers, able to raise its own taxes, in control of its police forces and even with a limited military capability. This land would cooperate fully with its neighbours, allowing unrestricted movement between them, and be part of a free market of over 300 million people. The land would agree to cede limited powers to a central government, but would fiercely defend its sovereignty from central interference.

Is this the post-devolution vision of Wales that frightens Neil Kinnock & friends so much?

Well no – it is actually the US State of Mississippi (or Iowa or Arkansas etc). The Americans are mature enough (!) to allow its people to run their own affairs without getting hysterical about economic meltdown and balkanization.

Why can our Westminster politicians not see that as long as they deny us the right to run our own affairs, that they are actually speeding up the break-up of the UK?

3 comments:

alanindyfed said...

Let them continue to speed up the break-up of the UK. They are doing a good job of it up to now. Not many people can take them seriously.

Charlie Marks said...

If I wasn't aware of the class interests that the British nationalist politicians represent, I would assume that it was stupidity on their part...

Independence4Celts said...

One small thing; people call Plaid nationalists; yes they are, but isn't all the parties nationalists in some way?