Monday, 7 January 2008

I Used To Be Different But Now I'm The Same ;-(

A question has come up on the blogsphere which relates to the fact the Wales is going its own way with regard to establishing laws which are different from those of England. Those who would like to promote the Union with all its mediocre uniformity and are secretly opposed to further devolution are rather aghast at this growing trend. Wales has a Children's Commissioner - soon it will have a Commissioner for Old People. Wales has free prescriptions for all and free bus travel for the over 60's. In short Wales is being innovative under the guidance of the administration and is leading the way in social and economic benefits for its people.

More and more, the people of Wales will realise that Wales is in fact a separate nation from England and is an attractive place in which to reside and live one's life. The case for further self-determination in its affairs will become more and more apparent to its inhabitants, and it will be seen that Wales does not have to conform to a ubiquitous British mould. The sense of nationhood will be heightened and Wales promoted as a model for other European nations, as the new laws take effect and the benefits are appreciated. This is the way that a progressive Labour/Plaid-led government will lead the nation in the run-up to a referendum and a certain vision of independence will be revealed in all its splendour and promise. Nothing compares with the feeling of freedom and the ability to express one's unique individuality within one's fair and liberated country. Ask the Latvians!

These are the predictions of this blog : "may we again live in interesting times!"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ask the Latvians?

Latvia was recently voted as the unhappiest country in Europe.

From the tone of your postings, it seems that Wales is a close contender.

alanindyfed said...

I'm sure it has a lot to do with the climate as well as the high cost of living. On the question of freedom from Soviet repression there is no question that Latvians are happy to be independent, as Wales will be one day.

alanindyfed said...

I'm sure it has a lot to do with the climate as well as the high cost of living. On the question of freedom from Soviet repression there is no question that Latvians are happy to be independent, as Wales will be one day.

Anonymous said...

Despite their alleged happiness at their "freedom from Soviet repression" they are still the unhappiest country in Europe.

I have no doubt that an independent Wales would soon unseat them.

alanindyfed said...

First, what is your measure of happiness?
Second, everyone to his own delusion.