The Race Begins

I'm glad to see that Yes Scotland, the campaign for a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum, is now up and running.


However I couldn't help but notice that the declaration which they aim to get a million people to sign by 2014 seems to be an amended version of our own:

The Yes Declaration

"I believe that it is fundamentally better for us all if decisions about Wales' Scotland's future are taken by the people who care most about Wales Scotland, that is, by the people of Wales Scotland.

"Being independent means Wales' Scotland's future will be in Wales' Scotland's hands.

"There is no doubt that Wales' Scotland has great potential. We are blessed with talent, resources and creativity. We have the opportunity to make our nation a better place to live, for this and future generations. We can build a greener, fairer and more prosperous society that is stronger and more successful than it is today.

"I want a Wales Scotland that speaks with her own voice and makes her own unique contribution to the world - a Wales Scotland that stands alongside the other nations on these isles as an independent nation."

Well, I guess they're welcome to it. Independence will be good for Wales, so it should be good for Scotland too.

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Anonymous said...

Where is our declaration?

Anonymous said...

We're too busy waving union jacks at a burning stick.

Anonymous said...

Where is the original Welsh declaration that the Scots have taken this from? Was it a Plaid thing?

Cibwr said...

I have always liked Brian Cox as an actor, now I have another reason to like him :-)

MH said...

I give up. The point I was trying to make is that it applies just as much to Wales as to Scotland, and it has been true for us for longer than it has been for Scotland.

Anonymous said...

MH it is very hard to do "nuance" on a blog, you should know by now!

maen_tramgwydd said...

BBC Bias

The BBC's ten pm news on the day of the launch, didn't mention it until 17 minutes into the bulletin, and then for less than two minutes. The sport followed immediately afterwards.

I wonder how the BBC will cover the launch of the No campaign.

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