Tuesday, 19 March 2013

We are One.

There will be those who point out  the  80 minute patriots who cheered on Wales on Saturday and then carry on as West Britons for the rest of the year.

We may wish that we treated the Welsh Rugby Team as Catalans treat their beloved Barca as symbol of Independence

Its worth looking at this Australian report and contrasting it with the Millennium Stadium last Saturday .

There was the same identification with a Nation but there was no real linking this with the political situation in Wales.

But lets not get too negative over this .

If there are to change  80 minute patriots then this must not come from elsewhere.

The people of Wales need to see that Independence will benefit them in every quarter and that it will lift them in the same way after the final whistle on Saturday.

The argument must be made that the empowerment of Independence will  lift the Welsh  National Spirit and provide the dynamism for a Social and Economic recovery 

The Welsh Rugby Union provided us with the Slogan we are one  as displayed by this young man

Who just happens to be my Nephew.

We need to work on this We are One theme.

  • We are One on social justice.
  • We are one on universal healthcare.
  • We are one on full employment,
  • We are One on seeing no child is left behind.
  • We are One on equality
  • We are One on providing for our elderly with dignity.
  • We are One on our two languages
  • We are One against discrimination
  • We are One on promoting peace through reconciliation
  • We are One on orotecting our environment,

And because of this 

  • We are One on Independence.


Anonymous said...

OK that sounds fine but then you get into the nitty gritty. I'm all for protecting our environment for example but I don't think wind farms have any part in that, others will have a different view. Etc Etc Etc

maen_tramgwydd said...

Thanks Glyn, for the Catalan link. I enjoyed it. Met a number of Catalan teenagers on a school exchange last year, they were all nationalists.

I wish our young people here in Wales were as enthusiastic for their country and their language. Hopefully, under Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru can begin to galvanise our people too.

Anon 10:56

If Wales were independent, it would be the people of Wales who would decide how our environment and natural resources were best protected and utilised. At the moment, it is largely the Westminster government that decides.

It's clear how little ambition even Carwyn Jones has for Wales, let alone his political masters in London, including the self-interested and selfish Labour MPs which it sends to Parliament, mainly from South Wales.

I'm not in favour of wind farms either, btw, they are bad news for Welsh people in every possible way. They generate too little and unpredictable electricity, are a huge blot on the landscape, and are manufactured, maintained and controlled from England and elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

What you've set of doesn't work at all. There's no link between social justice, universal healthcare etc and then independence. This link has been made in Scotland and Catalonia because they would both be better off (and can prove it). Wales can't prove it. Although, it isn't necessarily a permanent situation and could be changed over a longer span of history.

glynbeddau said...

Anon: 18:05 the problem with your argument is that Wales clearly not benefiting from the Union either under the Tories and Labour

As I said Independence could be the catalyst for an economic and social recovery. This will not hapen under the current arrangement

maen_tramgwydd yo are assuming I'm linking the Environment to Wind Farms . Well I asmit am pro this but its not all the Environment is about.


Anonymous said...

Glyn- you're right that the union has not benefited Wales. But the proof from the Holtham Commission etc is that outside the union, things would be even worse. In Scotland this argument doesn't apply and can be factually disproven.

I dont agree that independence would be a catalyst for recovery. Simply, economic recovery needs to be supported by public spending. Independence would lead to an immediate reduction.

However, i'd still vote plaid despite holding these views. We have to have a change of direction from the Welsh Govt, and I fear for our needs at Westminster if we were to lose the Plaid MPs.