What interested me however were some of the comments
Great news, and we will get independence by default. Let's smash the union now.
....Scots are far ahead of us on this issue but if they achieve independence and make a success of it (which they will in my opinion) then the calls for Welsh independence will grow stronger. That day can't come soon enough!There has always been a assumption that if Scotland became Independent then there would be a natural upsurge for Welsh Independence.
This however may be the actual outcome.
Prior ti the establishment of the Irish Free State the concept of Home Rule all Round was possibly even popular in Wales than in Scotland where religious difference influenced support, and if my memory serves me correctly .When I was a student of his at Aber .John (Bwylchlan) Davies, once claimed in a lecture that there was even some idea that the Highlands would join in a confederation with Ireland.to form a Hibernian Nation.
Both the Liberal Party and the fledgling Labour supported the idea of Home Rule all Round but the failure of Lloyd Georges Cymru Fydd pointed to the weakness in the movement.
Both Wales and to a much larger extent Scotland were also caught up in the British Empire supplying the military and Administrators needed to maintain it.
Interestingly there was a an argument against Irish Nationalism that ...
The fact that Ireland wished to leave the greatest Empire in the World meant that they were not ready to do so,Whatever. After Ireland obtained what was then Dominion Status (similar to Canada) which was the principal of Home Rule all Round the motor that drove this concept outside Ireland no longer existed and the Labour Party apart from a few dropped the idea and the Liberals Party still occasionally cling to some form of federalist ideal went into a speedy decline.
Indeed it became necessary to form Plaid Cymru in 1925, and it was not until 1934 the SNP was formed after the the merger of National Party of Scotland (1928) and the Scottish Party (1930) . Nevertheless Home Rule almost vanished from the political scene not to really emerge again until l the 1960's.
The argument that the creation of an Independent Scotland will automatically lead to an Independent Wales is alas not self evident.
Indeed Wales could be worse off. Picked on by a renewed English Nationalism and Labour Politicians who would need Welsh votes even more the former opposed any financial assistance to Wales and whilst claiming that we were a drain on England and the latter claiming wales could not survive without support from England opposing any idea of Welsh Independence. and In Wales without the institutions and media to speak out there could develop a fear of taking any step towards Independence. Scottish Independence as it did in after the creation of the Free state in 1922 kill the Independence movement here for years
I'm not saying this will be the outcome but we should not rely on the creation of an Independent Scotland to lead us to similar status. We must not only campaign for an Independent Wales but to campaign for the Institutions and Society to sustain it.