What a bunch of complete idiotic ignorant fools we are in Wales?
Totally indolent, apathetic and inept.
No-one to blame but our own clueless selves. Not retired folk from over the border. Us, and us alone. And unless we begin to get to grips with this basic inexcusable inadequacy in our own political culture, as a people, we will die.
Percentage of exports going to the EU from different parts of the UK.
And of course this is the other image which goes with the one above.
Economic dependency is not desirable but it is a fact of LIFE.
Those advocating greater self rule from Westminster do so because, for Wales to be so neglected by the dominant English culture is an unsatisfactory state of affairs which needs to be addressed by a more rigorous approach to that which can be provided by current structures.
Whilst ‘dependency’ on EU regional funding again is not desirable it is a current reality, and it also represents a degree of redistribution of wealth which the bottom heavy British state has consistently failed to undertake when left to its own devices.
In more general terms the UK is a unitary state in which Wales has no sovereignty as a polity whatsoever – one which sees its wishes often outvoted by the dominant group even when it is united and feels strongly about an issue. (But this is an experience also experienced by poorer regions of Wales who are constantly ignored by the talking shop in Cardiff Bay, i.e. The Senedd!)
The EU on the other hand is an international organization which enables participating members to voluntarily share aspects of common interest and responsibility according to the principle of subsidiarity whilst sovereignty is retained by state parliaments at all times.
I would like to be wrong, but, with my experience of a lifetime thus far, I fear Wales will be so much worse off outside the EU than anything experienced post-WWII, and Westminster, and specifically the Conservative party, does not give a toss about the Welsh, seeing us as a mendicant nation there to be exploited!
Brexit is going to happen – and I can’t think of any other way to soften the blow other than down upon the thick skulls of us Welsh?
When this all fails. For fail it surely will. In which direction will the media barons and right wing spin doctors turn you to direct your hate?
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