“It’s not the Assembly, but it’s something like the Irish Free State 100 years ago, the Dominion status floated recently by Elystan Morgan within Labour and the ‘free association’ suggested a decade ago within Plaid by Rhodri Glyn Thomas.“A free Wales now, independence next could be an idea that gathers momentum.”
plan”and must not end up as “the sad one at the end of the party who doesn’t know when to leave”.Is spot on but when we order the Taxi I think we should intend to go straight home
“This is so deeply ingrained that beliefs – that we are too small or too poor to be independent – appear to us self-evident facts even when contradicted by the world we see around us.”
He said: “[There] are some really difficult, thorny issues which we will need to solve, both on our journey towards independence and in the years following. But although they are significant, and must not be underestimated, they should not be exaggerated either.”
“Of the top 20 richest countries in the world today, 14 of them are small countries. Far from being too poor to be independent, doesn’t the logic point in the opposite direction – it’s our very lack of independence and the ability to be agile and innovative, using the full range of tools and policy levers that only the independent nation has at its disposal – that has condemned our people to inter-generational poverty.”He pointed out
“This is so deeply ingrained that beliefs – that we are too small or too poor to be independent – appear to us self-evident facts even when contradicted by the world we see around us.”If a conversation in the pub after yesterdays match is anything to go on its even more depressing. One person not only pushed the too small too poor and worriedly seem more than happy to accept it.
Indeed it seemed that this was a majority opinion of those around me it reminded me of an abuse victim who has lost all self esteem and seem to accept their abuse even believing it is their fault .
Perhaps Plaid should send someone to Scotland to observe the changing attitude there among particularly those who believed the small or too poor to be independent scenario and shared the sad acceptance of this.
I for one do not want Dominion Status or Independence with one of the Windsors as head of state.
I want full Independence in Europe. some would argue that we should not be part of the EU but we can still for now move forward together.
One of my very firs Blogs was to compare Devolution with the Old Trans Cambria Bus root here and commented that not every may want to go the entire distance of the journey but they can share the Bus for a while.
I just hope most will join me on the journey all the way.