Monday 17 December 2007

26% Now Favour Independence

Well, that is stretching the truth a little bit, but in the bizarre Daily Telegraph campaign last week to remind its English readers that they were all British (except for the Scottish - and who are the Welsh anyway?), one of the questions asked:

Would you like the Union between England and Scotland to continue as it is or would you like to see it come to an end so that both England and
Scotland become independent of each other

Respondents in Wales said that 22% favoured independence, 62% the union and 16% dont know. So yes - out of those expressing a preference, 26% favoured Independence - for England & Scotland.

Not really a question on Welsh independence, but it is difficult to see how England could become independent from the 'Union' while Wales remains in (with who?).

We need to see more opinion polls on the subject of Welsh independence, because as the debate becomes more open in Scotland, and now in England, it is not really being discussed very loudly in Wales. Despite this lack of debate, up to 1/3rd of the population are now considering independence. How many more will join as the discussion opens up??

ps for those of you who were concerned that I had not been posting because I was in a Cardiff police cell, rest assured - they will never catch me!!


Unknown said...

Sorry - forgot to give Alwyn a hat-tip for pointing out this survey which I originally missed.

Diolch but!

arthddu said...

Any news regarding people with more support fo independence is fantastic news, but I feel that there is more still to be done.
People must be aware that more and more nations in Europe are calling for there own right for self-determination and Cymru must be, also a part of it.
Cymru is a wonderful nation with many riches, resources, technology to crate a strong economy. We the people of Cymru could go it alone if a few changes would be made in some sectors. But the point im saying is that this is good news and hopefuly the next time the figure can go higher.

Anonymous said...

England owns wales, so you dont get a choice!