Saturday, 2nd July, 2011.

Royal Approval

     Whilst driving along a fairly winding A-road just this side of Offa’s Dyke, I heard a report that Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second Of England seems to have approved of Scotland’s Nationalist Party becoming the government of that fair land.

Perhaps she doesn’t feel threatened by the anti-monarchist feeling within that Party.   Perhaps she hasn’t grasped the full meaning of “an independent Scotland”.   Or it could be that her complimentary comments stem from her Scottish blood-line.

Now then:  it occurred to me that she may also approve of Plaid Cymru’s work here in Wales.

Plaid, too, has started to talk openly again about independence.   And the lady has a Welsh blood-line (yes, I know:  and German and goodness knows what else).

Could this be the start of the English Queen leading her own land to establish a government of its own and to help that government to start working on English independence . . . ?

Education Matters

     Welsh Universities have agreed to halve their number over the next couple of years.   This is based, believe you me, on the Wasteminster government’s pressure to save money.

If that government declared war on another country – either as part of a “NATO-led” campaign (er . . . the Yanks lead NATO, don’t they . . . ?), or as a go-it-alone skirmish, there would be funding instantly available to pay for the weapons of war.

If we want our children to have the right to higher education, the money for that is not available.

Think on these things.

An Apology

     No – I’m not apologising for upsetting someone by commenting on their lives in this column.

A quick “sorry”, though, for this week’s article going online a little later than usual and for its brevity.   I think the current buzz-phrase can be used:  “This is due to pressure of work”.    (Nice to have work in these troubled times, eh?)

About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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