Cause And Effect
The result of the Scottish Referendum surprised many of us in Wales, including me. I was so pleased at Plaid Cymru’s stance on the whole thing. Leanne Wood and her crew recognised that Scottish Independence would lead the way for other parts of the “United” Kingdom going for the same.
It was obvious, I suppose, to the People of Wales that Scotland’s choice would affect so much in these Isles. Even the “No” vote will produce some lasting effects on the way each part of the UK sees itself.
Indeed, it may lead to Mother England getting her own Assembly. Oh, no – hers would have to be a Parliament!
Any time now, Wales will be moving towards an Independence Referendum. But, I feel, there is much work, much convincing to be done before we are permitted to make our choice.
It’s already being said that there were issues not discussed or made public by the Scottish nationalists: things like defence or the retention of the monarchy. And one of my friends asked me a few days ago what would happen if farmland covered both Scotland and some of England near to the Border.
David Cameron (who is greatly relieved at the outcome) and his Tory crew were very late in telling Scots that, if they stayed in the UK, they would have more powers to run their own affairs. Obviously an electioneering ploy.
Now he’s reported to have said that he will allow Wales to “have a bigger say in its affairs”. Wonder why he’s saying that at this time?
And that’s about it for this week. I have dealt with what is probably the biggest story.
The only niggling worry I have is whether the Scottish news was used to overshadow news of what is happening in, say, the Middle East