Monday, 28 January 2008

England is not Britain, and Vice-Versa!

Some people are apparently suffering from the misconception that Britain and England are synonymous. In fact, there are millions of people living overseas who have this mistaken impression. For example, the woman who asked the way to the English Consulate. She was obviously living in the future and not the present. If England were Britain there would be no such nations as Scotland and Wales. If the Queen were the Queen of England only there would be no kingdom of Scotland. The kingdom of Scotland was united with the kingdom of England and became known as the "United Kingdom". What does this mean in terms of present 21st century reality? Wales is a Principality, but it has not been ruled by a prince since 1282 AD. The present Prince of Wales, however well-meaning, is an anachronism in this present age. As is the House of Lords.

In fact the entire constitutional set-up of the British Isles is in a mess, and no appeal to Britishness can alter ths fact. Britannia is just one of the vestiges of Victorian Britain that is about to disappear and its demise is no loss. The Prince of Wales feathers will be another. Possibly the Union flag will be the last to go as it is duplicated in so many logos around the world. The advocates of British values and British supremacy are on a losing streak. Britain lost its values some years ago, and society today is in a shambles. Violence, drunkenness and anarchy rule the streets of the inner cities and the authorities are ineffective and impotent in the face of it. Britain is out of control, and that is why the nations which still retain a semblance of culture and where traditional values are given credence, namely Scotland and Wales, need to reassert their identities and strike out for freedom from the past.

4 comments:

The Finch said...

The nationalist cause is not so much concerned with faiths and ideologies as with Wales and the struggle for independence. This is the primary cause to which we all adhere. Thus, we work in our different ways and expressions to achieve this goal.

Are you mad????

alanindyfed said...

No I'm not, though my views may differ radically from yours and that of your leader and Unionist colleagues.
Real-politik will eventually catch up with you though.

kerdasi amaq said...

'Wales is a Principality, but it has not been ruled by a prince since 1282 AD. The present Prince of Wales'

How about demanding a constitutional change, that any future holder of the title Prince of Wales, is automatically barred from accepting any other title, in particular, those to do with England, Scotland and what's left of the British Empire?

'Britain is out of control, and that is why the nations which still retain a semblance of culture and where traditional values are given credence, namely Scotland and Wales, need to reassert their identities and strike out for freedom from the past.'

That's right, Wales must not end up like a barnacle stuck to the bottom of a sunken ship!


It is simply a matter of finding a point of weakness; inserting the thin end of the wedge and driving it home!

Alan in Dyfed said...

Your heart is in the right place.
I know it.