Today marks an important milestone, not just for Scotland but for Wales also. In 500 days time Scotland will have a referendum on freeing itself from the colonial relationship with the United Kingdom (sic). After almost 800 years of subjugation the most important event in Welsh history so far could happen around 400 miles away from our Senedd in a different country.
Of course no one is suggesting that Scotland freeing itself will be the silver bullet that we in Wales require to stop voting Labour and grow a pair. But it will give us hope and it will give Plaid the kick up the backside that it requires to be the party it needs to be, the alternative to Labour. So that a free and independent Cymru will be the alternative to an oppressed and sugjugated Wales.
Where the people who live in such a resource rich country live in fuel poverty. Where Welsh water and Welsh energy cost less in England than it does in Wales, where we actively encourage our best and brightest to leave Wales by subsidising them to study in foreign universites because ours are simply not good enough.
So as Leslie Nielson once said, "good luck, we're all counting on you."
News Net Scotland
Official "Yes Scotland" page on Facebook
Unofficial "Yes Scotland" page on Facebook
Wings over Scotland
BBC Scotlandshire (funny).
I'm not sure that there has been a "colonial relationship" between Scotland the United Kingdom. It is true that Scots have exercised disproportionate power over the centuries, from Scottish scientists and scholars through to Ramsay Macdonald and Gordon Brown. Scotland has long been firmly at the centre of the U.K. Perhaps over the next twenty or thirty years that will change, and in 100 years or so there could even be an independant Scotland.ReplyDelete
Please don't attack Plaid Cymru. They are really nice people and Plaid's MPs always swear allegiance to the Queen.
If you don't consider that we are merely colonies of a long forgotten empire then we are in trouble. If you think that was an "attack" on Plaid then we are in serious trouble. Perhaps being "nice" is their problem, after all they still think Labour are their friends.Delete