Saturday, 28 July 2007

What is a Nationalist?

A nationalist is someone who believes in his/her country as a nation, and not a part of another dominion. The duty of a nationalist then is to work for the recognition of the nation as independent and free from external controls. Nationalism is not the sole prerogative of Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales. Nationalists are to be found within the ranks of labour, liberal and conservative parties, and among those who do not subscribe to any of the political parties. So let us be clear that a nationalist is a person who agrees with the view that his/her country is a nation, in this case Wales/Cymru, and that there is no other "nation" which has a claim to his/her allegiance.
I think that this argument lays to rest any dispute as to whether there is in reality any such nation as "the British nation".

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