Monday, 17 December 2007

Questions on the Future of Welsh Politics

Question: do you consider Plaid to be an independence party, a devolutionist party, or both?
Question: following independence would Plaid's raison d'etre be over or should it continue as a nationalist political party?
Question: who would make the best President/Prime Minister for Wales?
Question: as the other parties would cease to be unionist would they all continue their role in Welsh politics?
Question: which party do you foresee as having the majority vote?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plaid would be OK if it got rid of its pacifists and the extreme left wing.

Plaid could be the Welsh Fianna Fail - going along with Ordovicious here.

I used to think Cerys Matthews for President, now I prefer Duffy

There'd obviously be a Fine Gael party (Labour) and a Fianna Fail party (Plaid) - the Tories would still exist as an rump English ethnic party. Don't know about the Lib Dems - Plaid's extreme left would share the fate of all extreme leftists in free societies .... oblivion.

Hopefully no party would have a monopoly of power.

Charlie Marks said...

1. Both
2. Hopefully, it would continue to support national self-determination - which would mean exiting the EU - and be more oriented towards the working class, the largest section of Welsh society.
3. The lovely Adam Price.
4. They'd have to adapt to the new conditions, I guess.
5. Plaid or Labour.

alanindyfed said...

Full Marks to Charlie Marks!

Valleys Mam said...

Question: do you consider Plaid to be an independence party, a devolutionist party, or both? Both problem with plaid is where its core is the spectrum of Far left, student rhetoric, to insular right isn’t healthy for a party wanting to be in power. There are some great thinkers and intellects in Plaid, mostly the ones you don’t hear about. A few are very good friends of mine.
Question: following independence would Plaid's raison d'etre be over or should it continue as a nationalist political party? Its in existence its about more than independence surely. It has moved from idea to action,
Question: who would make the best President/Prime Minister for Wales? None of the above at the moment. May be someone will emerge.
Question: as the other parties would cease to be unionist would they all continue their role in Welsh politics? Define politics – to me it’s about people not posturing over concepts
Question: which party do you foresee as having the majority vote? Whichever one can convince the electorate it can live up to its rhetoric

Anonymous said...

So as you've given full marks to Charlie does this mean you also want to quit the EU Alan?

alanindyfed said...

Correction:
80% Marks to Charlie Marks
We cannot isolate ourselves..

Charlie Marks said...

Really, Alan - the "isolation" line is the kind I'd've expected from a supporter of the Union...

Leaving the EU is not about isolation, but rather national self-determination.

The European Union project is not a loose assocation of independent states - it's a new state in the making.

And it's not a state that respects workers rights...

alanindyfed said...

Wales cannot leave the EU, only Britain can, and when the Union disbands Wales can opt to join, or not. However I see Cymru in a similar position to Ireland with a voice in Europe.