Sunday, 21 September 2014

Rhodri Morgan a good and faithful servant.

Any thought i had of moving on from the Scottish Independence Referendum may well be premature

The Unionist at Westminster may well have been expecting the YES campaign to collapse into infighting or despondency

But far from it.

The SNP has seen its membership surge by almost 5,000 in the wake of its defeat in the independence referendum, party bosses said.

While 55% of those who voted backed Scotland remaining in the UK, the debate sparked a massive interest in politics, recording the highest every turnout in any UK ballot.

SNP business convener Derek Mackay said many of those who had joined the party since the referendum would be new to politics and would “continue the legacy of the referendum, and the amazing level of engagement we saw”.

The party claimed its membership now stood at 30,486, a rise of 4,884 from Thursday when it was 25,642.

The Scottish Green Party, which campaigned for independence, has also seen a rush of people signing up to become a member.

The party said more than 2,000 people have joined since polls closed on Thursday, peaking at a rate of four per minute.

Patrick Harvie, the party’s co-convener, said:

“This spectacular increase in our membership shows that the hope and inspiration of the Yes campaign will not be fading away.“We will be redoubling our efforts for a fairer, greener Scotland and will be doing so as a much larger force than we were a few days ago. The referendum campaign has transformed Scotland and it is no exaggeration that it has transformed the Scottish Green Party as well.”

Meanwhile in Wales Former First Minister has called for Wales to be rewarded for not putting the UK "through the mincer" of a referendum on independence,

Mr Morgan backed his successor Carwyn Jones, who said Wales should be funded more fairly by the UK Treasury.

The former first minister told BBC Wales that Northern Ireland and Scotland were both better treated than Wales by the so-called Barnett formula, which he said should be reformed as part of a reshaping of the union.
"We have to think about how Wales should not be penalised for not having had a referendum on independence, not having North Sea Oil and gas, and not having the troubles and strife that Northern Ireland has had," Mr Morgan said."We didn't put the UK through the mincer, so we should be rewarded for that, not penalised for it," he added.
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you
in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

Matthew 25:23

ot a chance Rhodri Wales will be trated like a starving Dog begging scraps from his master table only to receive a hefty kick.

We only need to look at the campaign by Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg that nothing was gained without direct action and genuine sacrifice of its members by fine and imprisonment.

Only a few days after their huge disappointment those in Scotland who worked so hard to secure a YES vote have started to regroup and look to the future.

and it may well be have been spurned on the Ugly side of British Unionism which was seen in George Square Glasgow on Friday

Makes Better Together and the Media complaints about CyberNats and a egg thrown at Labour MP Jim Murphylook trivial.

But then I would never  claim that this reflected the true face of Unionism in the same way Better Together tried to smear the YES, side.

Scotland was kocked down on Saturday but it has got up shajen it head and continued the fight.

Meanwhile Political leaders in Wales beleive we should stay in the dressing rom.

1 comment:

  1. sums up Labour in Wales, begging their masters to be rewarded for being even more spineless and gutless than the Scots.