Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Nationalists in Europe
Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland have done well in electing nationalists to the European parliament. However, national independence strategy should be more assertive and specific, identifying problem areas and public concerns - proposing radical solutions, taking the initiative from weakened unionist partners, even breaking away from coalitions if need be. All aspiring Celtic nations within the remaining British (English) Empire should do more to promote themselves as strong and viable states and future independent nations and to provide a platform and a rallying point for those who oppose unionism and regional status, so that they appear to their public supporters as resolute and determined in contrast to the declining authority of the central government. Thus democracy will be returned to the people where it truly resides and legislature will not be solely the province of elected and unelected oligarchical decisions.