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What about Wales?  Is it really capable of charting an independent course?
by rifek on Thu Mar 7th, 2019 at 04:49:52 PM EST
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Doubtful. Wales is really only a string of cities/towns along the M4 on the south coast separated and disconnected from a sparsely populated hinterland by a range of mountains. Its land border with England would become just as problematic as N. Ireland's border with the Republic if it became the external EU Customs frontier. It's proximity to England means it is the natural hinterland for England's city dwellers and holiday makers with many making it their second home. It is difficult to develop a distinct national identity if you are so integrated, economically and socially, with your bigger neighbour.

Still, a really bad Brexit could change a lot of things, and often not for the better...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Mar 7th, 2019 at 08:51:35 PM EST
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That's what I thought.  Wales just doesn't have the horses, short of the satire I saw a few years ago where they discovered gold in all the old coal mines the day after England sawed Wales off and shoved it out into the middle of the Irish Sea.  Even the governing body for solicitors is jointly English and Welsh.
by rifek on Sat Mar 9th, 2019 at 02:57:34 AM EST
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