Tag: Byddin Cymru

Welsh army regiments should stay in Wales

The proposed abolishment of the Welsh cavalry regiment is a Westminster soft option which the people of Wales or Welsh Government has no say over, even though Welsh soldiers sign up to put their lives on the line. Harold Ponfield, a 93 year old dragoons guard veteran who will help to present a petition to no 10 Downing street said “If Queens dragoons guards (The Welsh Cavalry) are scrapped, Welshmen will be denied the choice of serving alongside compatriots in an armoured regiment when the English and Scots will still have that opportunity.”

The Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron has indicated that he does not want to see any of the Infantry or Cavalry regiments in Scotland removed but the Welsh equivelants apparently do not deserve the same protection. If the Welsh Cavalry is abolished,unlike Scotland which has two,there will no longer be a Welsh armoured regiment left – many jobs will be lost and yet more families will suffer from the decisions made by the out of touch London government.

This is another example of the impotence Wales will continue to face unless we see the practical sense and protection sovereignity would bring to Wales. Under Welsh sovereignity the Welsh Armed Forces would keep and enhance its present regiments, including fully mobile, motorised and mechanized regiments, with the armed forces in general being similar in size and function to the forces of New Zealand, Sweden, Slovenia or Ireland. This would not only keep valuable employment and skills training in Wales but would make sure the proud military tradition of Wales is protected.

To sign the petetion to save The Welsh cavalry as it is  please go to;   http://www.savethewelshcavalry.com/




Diminishing scraps from Westminster

Edited post, originally sent to http://jacothenorth.blogspot.com/2012/03/you-wait-years-for-one-and-then.html

Cymru Sofren/ Sovereign Wales has been written and published as a template for a Sovereign State of Wales and a template that can also hopefully help to give constructive, positive ideas for a present and future Wales, through pressure and petitioning, and/or be ignored/disregarded/ sprayed with bullet holes…depending on your views of course. It constitutes a declaration, a manifesto and a constitution for a fully Sovereign State of Wales: presumptuous maybe, but written with the desire to see Wales have the real prosperous and sovereign future it deserves.

Cymru Sofren /Sovereign Wales is not a splinter group and is not linked to any political party: it has no representative mandate and no party to push, only ideas, a strong desire to set out a template for sovereignty and to see a thriving, modern Wales in charge of all its own affairs.

Right now I believe the future of Wales is too important to fuss with what has largely become a synthesis of left wing/right wing politics, going round in circles while the foundations of real democracy, accountability and responsible economics are crumbling all around

Devolution, which i have gladly supported and campaigned for, has at least saved Wales from the worst of the Westminster wrong’uns, but sovereignty can be the only real, effective and just long term way of running any country: something the UK Government agrees with of course ,as has been seen from its eagerness to defend the sovereignty of the Falkland islands recently.

In 2012, it is ridiculous and archaic that Wales, or any country for that matter, is expected to stand on its hind legs like a malnourished puppy, begging for increasingly diminishing scraps from the Westminster Government whilst we are sitting on the immense natural riches of our own country; riches that would mean economic prosperity for all of us.

How many more times do we need to see the Westminster party leaders coming to Wales to pat the Assembly members on the head and leave behind their instructions for the year ahead before we wake up to the fact that all of it is a farcical and needless charade?

It’s surely now time for the current Welsh Government and our elected representatives to put aside party politics for the time being, and start safeguarding the real crucial future economic and natural rights of Wales, before these rights are all swept away and taken from us. If they don’t, eventually it will become a clear duty on the citizens of Wales to demand these rights.


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