Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Arguments against Welsh independence

According to my stats page, I've been recieving a considerable amount of visits to this blog from people Googling for 'arguments against scottish independence' (it's probably just Gordon Brown). Unfortunately, all they get is this page.
Feeling a bit bad and not being able to help, I thought I'd better provide some arguments here in case someone is looking for arguments aginst Welsh independence. These arguments aren't mine by the way, but they're such important and vaild one's, I thought they are worth re-publishing.
Argument 1: If Wales wasn't part of the Union, Dr Who would never have been filmed in Cardiff
- Peter Hain (Secretary of State for Northen Ireland and Wales + Patron Saint of Sunbeds)
Obviously this man doesn't have a vested interest in the continuation of the Union!
Argument 2: If Wales, Scotland and England became independent states, we'd all become racists!
- Trevor Phillips (Head of CRE)
Riiight, I see what he means - haven't you noticed how racist the Irish have become over the years, all because they're no longer part of the empire?
Trevor Phillips, head of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights, raises fears that the break-up of the UK could help reduce the British people to "a collection of ethnic tribes".
If this idiot doesn't know the difference between ethnicity and nationality, then how did he get the job?

Here's some more arguments against Welsh independence.
British Nationalist Watch
The Red DragonHood
Welsh Independence
Wales World Nation

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Anonymous The Slippery Orange Ballcock said...

"..haven't you noticed how racist the Irish have become over the years"

Racist!! Our inherent anti-British mentality might lead one to believe that we are pretty racist, but of course this isn’t true at all.

1/19/2007 3:54 pm  
Blogger Rhys Wynne said...

I was kidding of course, but I don't know if it came accross very well (usually doesn't when I try to be funny).

I actually had a chat (in Welsh) about that No Béarla programme the other week in Cardiff with a Gaeilge speaker....from Dublin. He'd watched it on the net and seems to be in agreement with you (and everyone else who's written about it on-line) about the presenters approach.

1/19/2007 4:09 pm  
Blogger Ted Jones said...

The unionist argument is pretty pathetic really.

Have a look at the WoS today - a new poll on independece based on a straight question - do you favour Welsh independence?. The BBC poll was far more negative in undertone.

Beth am gynnig linc i dy blog. wnai neud yr un fath yn naturiol?

1/21/2007 9:47 am  
Blogger alanindyfed said...

Let's make no mistake about it. Everybody must unite to work together towards full independence for Cymru, the nation of Wales. Whatever the composition of the National Assembly or the alliances which may be formed Plaid should take the lead, and help to convince representatives of all political parties to push for greater and faster devolution from Westminster, so that we may all achieve our goal, and it is achievable. There is a groundswell in the community which is gaining momentum, and we have to assist the process in every way we can, making our own individual contribution in whichever way best suits us. We must not let up now, but forge ahead to free Cymru/Wales from the shackles of domination from Westminster.

Alan in Dyfed, Porth Tywyn

6/08/2007 11:31 pm  

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