Hello there. Hope you’re feeling well today.On Saturday there was the March for Welsh Independence in Cardiff. Thousands turned out according to media outlets aside from BBC who said six (actually they said that “hundreds” marched but the disparity between them and other organisations is an issue in itself). I wished I could have joined them but work and personal issues kept me away.
But what this march first showed is that no longer is the cliché that an aspiration for Welsh Independence can be considered a concept for freaks. It has supporters of all ages and classes. It has momentum.
Let us be clear here. Wales is probably the last serf nation in Europe because of the way it has been exploited through the centuries by Unionist parties. Only recently projects that could help Wales, like the Swansea Bay Lagoon or the electrification of the South Walian railway line west of Cardiff have been knobbled by Westminster. With let’s no forget the full support of the Welsh Secretary of State Alun “Chucky” Cairns.
What does Wales gets in return? Village flooded so English towns can have water, nuclear dumping in Cardiff Bay. Prisons to house criminals who were born and living in England. A lower standard of life A bridge renamed after a privileged man by other privileged men just to kiss regal backside.
You might quote to me the proposed South Wales Metro link or the M4 Relief Road. But feeding Cardiff is not going to help Wales as a whole. You could argue as to why have a metro link when the entire country does not have a linking rail network? Ask yourself why that is? It’s because Westminster does not want Wales to have something that would be physically independent from the Disunited Kingdom.
No one is saying that the majority of Welsh people want independence from this Disunited Kingdom…yet. But no longer can Welsh Unionist polictios brush it off like dandruff from their expensive suits. More and more people have seen the Unionist parties car crash response to the Brexit vote plus the state of the nation, looked at the concept of independence and thought “why not?”.
Wales has much to offer when no longer a serf nation. Energy and agricultural resources, tourism and (mainly) a friendly and welcoming people. Like Ireland independence could allow Wales to properly educate the children for the world of tomorrow. Equip them with the skills instead of the current Welsh Labour administration being so bad the current minister is a LibDem. I know what you’ll say. Education is a devolved issue. But Unionist parties currently run Wales on a Unionist mentality. Labour, as I’ve explained before, has a First Minister for Wales in Mark Drakeford who is not a leader but a disciple…of Jeremy.
Like Ireland there will be mistakes along the way. No nationalist is a Brexiteer in the sense of stating that it will be instant nirvana. But it can build itself up to be a vibrant, multi-faceted economy. Not today though. Not whilst it’s Serf Nation.
But the chains of Unionism that have enslaved the Welsh for centuries are slowly beginning to buckle.
Mark my words.
Until the next time.