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Welsh was also removed by law as a language of administration by Henry the 8th so the people of Wales were forced to use English if they wanted to get anything done.
If these are not examples of the repression of the Welsh language then I don't know what to tell you.
I used to be a nationalist, always voted Plaid, then i moved away from Wales and realised, the English dont really hate the Welsh, they dont see them as the poor relative, The Welsh have a " poor old us, we are always hard done by " mentality , that is the issue that needs to be changed then maybe independence will follow
Make sure that if someone is capable of working, give them something to do, care for others, improve your community.
Give our youth something meaningful to do with their time rather than wandering the streets at night, looking to entertain themselves with mischief.
Invest in education and the sciences, look to the future even if it means borrowing now.
Instil a sentiment of self-belief, pride and self-esteem in people, get people to care for their surroundings and their communities.
I would even legalise drugs in the same way Portugal has successfully done it. Look at it as a public health issue rather than a criminal one.
Make a bigger deal of our culture and history, encourage tourism. Get our film industry up and running. There's all kinds of things we could be doing as a nation if we got stuck into it rather than continue in this eternal malaise.
Only those who have known darkness can truly appreciate the light
Arrival is a complete disaster imho, but much of the blame for that should lie at the door of the very organisation you would like to hand more power to.
I'm not convinced by the arguements for independence but I'd love to see it debated more.
Currently writing this on an early morning job in Ebbw Vale, the road leading up
Here is sadly something resembling the 19th century and post Brexit I can't see any additional funding for an already deprived area. Maybe in time Wales could do an Ireland ?
One thing I can't understand, although at moment I'm against independence ( for now ) I can't believe the amount of sneering I see on social media from
Welsh people at Nicola Sturgeon, I can't fault her for raising the debate and to see Welsh people mock her in such a way is beyond pathetic.
If the Labour Party had a leader like her we'd have a decent opposition.
Maybe you get this idea that there is a 'hard done by' mentality cos others might not be so patriotic?
Paradoxically, national pride is irrelevant in this instance since it's more about ideas and having the savvy to implement them and better organise our arbitrary area. Other arbitrary areas do this regardless of size.
Shouldnt we be discussing this in Welsh?
Well I've read all your comments and I'm glad everyone seems to be on board with this so I'm going to go ahead and get the ball rolling on it.
There's no need for an independent Wales. Instead we can express our national pride by watching 15 blokes clad in red on the box chasing a strange shaped ball around a field every now and then. That's real patriotism.