Saturday, 30 May 2009

Nationalist Sentiment & Present Needs

There is a latent nationalism in Wales which needs to be convinced of the ineffectual ability of both Labour and Tory parties to provide the right answers for Wales. The key is Scotland. When Scotland votes for independence and a referendum is won the Welsh will wake up and start to wonder. In 1989 was the domino collapse in eastern Europe; Britain will follow suit before too long.

The events of the past year and more are a reflection of the change which is taking place in Britain and, though they appear shocking and catastrophic to society and the economy, they are all part of the shake-up which has to happen before a new society can emerge from the apparent chaos. What is going on in politics and society is an expurgation which is both necessary and just. It signals a new beginning for democracy in particular as well as transparency and openness in government, and a desire among the public to participate in the running of affairs in the nations of Britain.

Here are the first steps which need to be taken:

recall of MPs who have flouted and abused an imperfect system;
a law passed to fix parliamentary terms;
the prosecution of criminal offenders;
a campaign of no confidence in the present UK government;
a referendum on separate parliaments for the British nations;
a general election after the summer recess.

7 comments:

Skomer Kid said...

"There is a latent nationalism in Wales which needs to be convinced"Is there?

More like a hopeful assertion, and it sounds as if you are struggling to convince yourself, let alone the public, who have far more important things to worry about.

"a desire among the public to participate in the running of affairs in the nations of Britain."Sorry, I think this should read:

"a desire among the public to participate in the running of affairs in Britain."

Don't even begin to think that the catharsis now occurring with regard to expenses will somehow modulate to some esoteric yearning for an independent Wales.

People want there to be fairness and openness in politics, and to see that their political representatives are acting honestly and with integrity. That is nothing to do with calls for independence which would be truly chaotic and a disaster for Wales.

But anyway, why worry because when the people see the implications of what Plaid Cymru want, they will finally realise what a complete irrelevance the Welsh Nationalists are in 21st century Wales.

alanindyfed said...

This may be your view - in 2009, but history will write a different story as events unfold.
You might also remember that the people of Pembrokeshire were guests in the princedom of Wales and came to seek refuge from persecution on the continent.

Crefishgyn said...

SkomerKid

Plaid Cymru want Wales to be confident and successful. Why would the people of Wales oppose their own well-being?

I think you need to read up on what Plaid Cymru actually stand for. You may be surprised.

Robert said...

Plaid might speak the words mate they ran flat out to help New labour though. If plaid were really a party for Wales they have fought Labour not join it.

Bardsey Maid said...

Alan in Dyfed said:
"You might also remember that the people of Pembrokeshire were guests in the princedom of Wales and came to seek refuge from persecution on the continent."

Really? zzzz!! how interesting.

You obviously are tuned in to the everyday needs of ordinary people living in Wales, like having enough money to buy food, be able to pay the elec and gas bill, not worry about their mortgage, still be in a job etc etc.........

Please mate, get real, like all the other nationalists who yearn for mythical princedoms and fiefdoms!!

alanindyfed said...

"Man cannot live by bread alone"

Here lies the greatest difference between mankind and the other animals!

harry lime said...

bardey maid has it right, focus on the real world, economy and jobs!

alandyfed, what planet are you on? you sound like some monk who has all their needs met. some latter day St Augustine. tuh!