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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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