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Wales can show Scotland the way in true sovereignty

“One of the great ironies of the Scottish “independence” movement is it is not truly an independence movement at all. It is a dependence movement, wishing to shift Scotland to Brussels control directly”
– John Redwood

Not many people are likely to claim that John Redwood is the most inspiring or progressive of politicians but, not to want to put a dampener on Scotland’s or Wales’ worthy aspirations, when it comes to the European Union he does have a point of sorts. What is the long-term point of Wales or Scotland fighting and struggling for full self-government if all they do is exchange Westminster rule and dependency for Brussels rule and dependency?

Estimates for the number of laws and regulations that are already dictated to us from Brussels vary between 20% – 50% – for which neither the Welsh Senedd nor the Westminster parliament has any say.  The increasingly technocratic European super state led by bankers and special interest groups is not looking quite so friendly and future proof as it once may have. Is seeking independence within Europe instead of the UK just a case of a lesser of two evils, or possibly even the larger of two evils?

Wales could play an integral part in a vibrant prosperous Europe but not be dependent and restricted by an European Union intent on demanding more and more power (and taxes) in the same way as the Westminster government in London has. A Sovereign Wales could opt for a similar system to Switzerland, whereby it would have trade agreements and friendship with Europe, together with the ability to sign other specific individual treaties after taking a national vote, as and when might be needed.

With good planning and effective politicians Wales can pay its own way. Wales can also truly lead the way by pushing not for independence within the European Union but by leading as a fully autonomous Welsh Sovereign State within the world. Only then can Wales truly start to shine.


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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