Friday, 26 September 2008

Look North for Inspiration

Wales (at least the 10% of people committed to the cause) should take comfort from the changes and changing mood of Scotland. It is heartening to see the progress being made under the direction of Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP.

They are winning over the people of Scotland to the cause of independence through wise and popular policies which are aimed at righting Labour/Lib wrongs and improving social conditions for the benefit of the people of Scotland.

First Minister's Questions on the Parliament Channel is both entertaining and enlightening and is political debate at its best. The Assembly needs to take a cue from the tenor of these debates.

The people of Scotland have moved away from a British identity and see themselves as Scots and generally show a pride in their country and its nationhood. This change is occurring in Wales as more people warm to the idea of a Welsh Parliament and fly the red dragon flag. Scotland is ahead of the game and well on the way and yet in Wales great efforts are needed to win over hearts and minds so that, when Scotland achieves its independence, the people of Wales will demand it also.

1 comment:

Thomas Davis said...

A people without a language of its own is only half a nation. A nation should guard its language more than its territories--'tis a surer barrier, and more important frontier, than fortress or river.