Monday, 13 August 2007
Scotland Prepares for Independence
As we have predicted Scotland is now laying the ground for full independence and the dissolution of the Union. The SNP has brought forth a 40-page White Paper on the case for independence, and again predictably the other three parties are against it and will not give their support to the holding of a referendum. They are, however, still in favour of increased powers for the Parliament, so it is evidently the status of the Union which is the sticking point. Wales will take careful note of the events which are unfolding in Scotland and will take into consideration any lessons which can be learned from them. Yet it is interesting that the mood of the people of Scotland is shifting towards the concept of independence for Scotland. Devolution in itself is not sufficient to appease the Scots, and hopefully will not be ultimately palatable to the people of Wales either.