National Left - Wales needs a progressive left future.
Friday, 24 June 2016
What the bloody hell do we do now?
So we have voted in favour of leave . Where Leave has won the EU referendum campaign in Wales - and across the UK - with all Welsh council areas declared.
Some 854,572 (52.5%) voters in Wales chose to leave the EU, compared to 772,347 (47.5%) supporting Remain.
The leader of the Welsh Conservatives and Leave supporter Andrew RT Davies said the "fault lines" of Welsh politics had changed forever.
But Plaid Cymru's Simon Thomas said we were entering "disturbing territory".
The vast bulk of Wales' council areas, many of them Labour-supporting, voted for Leave, with a majority in 17 backing Brexit.
Only five areas - Gwynedd, Cardiff, Ceredigion, the Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire - voted for Remain.
Welsh Labour In campaign manager Lord Hain said the Tories invited a kicking in the poll "and are being given it".
Leave has built an insurmountable lead in the race - with the BBC forecasting a win for Leave by 52% to 48%.
Scotland however has voted Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain.raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will.
Which leaves the question what happens to Wales in the wake of a Tsunami that has hit these islands
Will we see decades of Right Wing Government that demonises Immigrants and the less well off often pitting the two against each other.
Will we go into recession as predicted by many i the Remain camp and see further Austerity cuts ? Cuts which nay well affect the very Working Class voters who voted for a Brexit
Will we see the sort of funding that Wales get from the EU or will it be retained by Westminster to fund Tax cuts?
Will Scotland vote fir independence? leaving Wales even more of Right Wing Tories? Who will have no desire to aid any form of Welsh aspiration but would seek to incorporate us into an England-Wales Identity. Will Welsh Labour finally see that the interest of Wales can only come from inside Wales and not Westminster? We now have Two years while the UK and EU negotiate Brexit , It ay mean that the EU may seek to capitulate and seek to return many powers to the member states in the belief that there could be a second referendum to approve the final agreement. Especially as they may well be seeing a Domino effect from other Nations wishing to leave. But for us we need to ensure that Wales is not left out from these negotiations . We have alot to lose and very little to win.