Wednesday, July 15, for the first time in the history of the Welsh Parliament gathered to discuss the proposal on the region’s independence from the United Kingdom. Separatist sentiments are fueled pandemonium crisis that the British regions are trying to cope by their rules.
the Debate in the Welsh National Assembly (Senedd Cymru) was initiated by the nationalist Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru) amid public opinion polls indicating increased during the outbreak of coronavirus support for the separation of the region from the UK.
it tells the publication the Independent, the most recent sociological research has shown a record for Wales of 25% support the idea of independence. Although this is significantly less than the 54 percent registered in Scotland supporters of separation from great Britain, but four points more than in January.
the leader of the Welsh nationalist Adam Price expressed gratitude to the regional administration under the control of the labour party because Cardiff has demonstrated independence from London during a pandemic, and the response Wales is markedly different from those in England approach to combating the spread of COVID-19.
In contrast to England, in Wales during coronavirus crisis, the rule of five miles, according to which people should not go far from their homes. Also Cardiff has its own timetable for the gradual release society society from quarantine. In particular, the pubs and restaurants had the opportunity to resume its activities just this week, and only under condition of maintenance in the open air.
In June during the regular Welsh survey service Barometer found that 62% of the locals believe that the administration in Cardiff copes well with the crisis, while the Central government of great Britain praised only 34%.
Adam Price said: “Wales has proven itself during the crisis, coronavirus, acting independently, to protect our citizens from the trouble and inefficiency of the government of Westminster. Coming out of this crisis, we can’t go back to the status quo. The status quo has failed in Wales. Underinvestment and inequitable funding are at the core of this unequal Union failed promises made by the tories in Westminster and protect labour through the stagnant status quo.”
“meanwhile, support for independence for Wales is growing, – says the leader of the nationalists, and the people of Wales are beginning to realize that there is another way, another future, another choice. And this choice strongly depends on the people of Wales.”
the Party of Wales calls on the National Assembly to demand the regional government to achieve constitutional rights, allowing��on the Welsh Parliament to make laws for the next period to conduct a binding referendum on independence.
But a spokesman for the Welsh government claimed that the interests of Wales are best guaranteed by a strong settlement for the transfer of power in a strong Britain”.
the Idea of self-government in Wales has long been less popular than in Scotland: almost 80 percent voted against the Autonomous Welsh Assembly in 1979, a referendum in late 1997, supported the transfer of power with a minimal set of votes “for” 50,3%, with 49.7 percent against.
In 1993 a law was adopted according to which the Welsh language gets within Welsh equal status with English.
national Assembly for Wales having the right to make amendments to the laws adopted by the Parliament of great Britain, was established in 1997. Her work began in 1999. In 2006, after the adoption of the second management act Wales the powers of the Assembly were expanded.
Recall that the referendum on Scottish independence held on 18 September 2014. According to the results, 55.3% of participants expressed a desire to remain part of the United Kingdom. Amid brekzita the Scottish government in early 2017 has started preparing legislative framework for the holding of a new referendum on independence in order to maintain the membership of Scotland in the European Union.