Speaking to around 100 school students at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen, Ms Wood spoke about the huge engagement she had witnessed while campaigning for a Yes vote in last month’s referendum on Scottish independence.She said: “Scotland has always had a separate justice system and doesn’t, for example, have probation officers, the job I used to do before becoming a politician.
“Instead the work is done by social workers.
“Since 1978 Scotland has had funding on a much greater scale than we have had, enabling it to become a successful economy.
“Plaid Cymru believes all our efforts should be geared towards improving the Welsh economy so that Wales can stand on its own two feet.
“We are absolutely determined to do that, but we’re not there yet.”
She added: “There’s absolutely no reason why Wales can’t become a prosperous independent country in due course. There’s nothing wrong or inferior about us that means we couldn’t run all of our own affairs in an independent country.”
However her use of "in due course"is a bit worrying.
Plaid should be arguing that it be impossible to become a strong economy without Independence and it will be that very thing that will galvanise the economy.
Talk of "reforming the Barnett formula means that we will still be going "Cap in Hand" to Westminster only with a bigger cap in the expectation we will get more.
Theo's nothing wrong in fighting within the current system particularly for social justice for example.
But we need a positive vision of an Independent Wales and we need to make this imperative.
We could wait for decades or ever for the economic conditions to make Wales ready for Independence.
Instead lets argue that it will be Independence itself that will create the conditions.