The establishment of the National Assembly for Wales (a title that infers it’s an Anglo-British institution gifted to Wales, not a Welsh institution) has possibly been the worst thing to happen to Plaid Cymru.
It has gone from being a Welsh national party fighting for the Welsh nation to a Party of Wales hoping for a greater role in the National Assembly for Wales to serve the ‘people of Wales’ with better government services.
The degradation of Plaid Cymru from the champions of the Welsh nation to regional party operating in Wales is amply evident when comparing election broadcasts of today and back in 1974.
Below is Plaid Cymru’s latest political broadcast in a run up to the Assembly elections on 5 May.
What’s their plan for Wales? Better government services. And hope (they get more votes).
Not a whisper of national aspirations, like our nation, culture, language, freedom, independence.
Not a whisper of how we are being bullied and exploited by Brussels and London.
The words ‘Welsh’ and ‘nation’ have been whitewashed out of their discourse – probably due to a politically correct adherence to multiculturalism and never-ending global political integration.
It appears that Plaid Cymru transformed from our national champions to our smiling undertakers.
To better appreciate the transformation I’m talking about, have a listen to Gwynfor Evans addressing our nation 42 years ago in 1974.
Gwynfor unashamedly refers to ‘us Welsh’ and ‘our nation’.
He reminds us that unlike the English nation, we are an ancient nation with a deep and rich heritage.
He reminds us that its both honorable and our right to fight for freedom – because our freedom was never given away, just brutally robbed from us.
This is the Plaid Cymru I joined many years ago. The Plaid Cymru that was Welsh. The Plaid Cymru that fought for our nation, whatever the odds.
Plaid Cymru was a party that stood on principle. It was a party that could inspire – not bore with vague public administration policies.
It appears that the modern version of Plaid Cymru has got its head stuck so far up the bowels of Assembly committee-land it is beyond redemption.
Which means we need a new Welsh national party unafraid to say it like it is and ‘stick it to the man’.
Given that Plaid Glyndwr has seemed to gone into hibernation, only the voters of Newport West will be given an opportunity to cast an authentic vote for the Welsh nation.
See Sovereign Cymru’ s press release posted below:
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New party Cymru Sovereign calling for Welsh sovereignty from Westminster and the EU standing in the Welsh Assembly elections.
The party, officially established in March 2016, believes that Wales should be a fully sovereign state in the world, out of the control of both the Westminster establishment in London as well as the undemocratic European Union. The party also wants to see a publicly owned Central Bank of Wales and the creation of a debt free Welsh pound currency.
Other policies include a common sense firm but fair points system for immigration in to Wales and the scrapping of the current disastrous local development housing plans. These have seen the Welsh Government admitting on record that they want to build a disproportionate 190,000 new households in Wales ‘for UK needs’ rather than Welsh needs in the next 20 years. Cymru Sovereign urges the need to scrap these plans and instead ensure that new and social housing are built to cater for local needs first and foremost.
The party is putting forward its first candidate, party founder Gruff Meredith in Newport West constituency in the Welsh Assembly elections on May 5th.
More details and the party manifesto can be found on the party’s official website: