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Forum: Politics Today, 21:27
Replies: 51
Views: 1,126
Posted By Welsh-lad
The Welsh Assembly was a talking shop until the...

The Welsh Assembly was a talking shop until the second referendum in 2011 gave it marginally more powers. The Silk Commission will give it considerably more.

I can't really see England going down...
Forum: Politics Today, 17:33
Replies: 199
Views: 4,738
Posted By Welsh-lad
I agree with you. I don't know anyone who is...

I agree with you. I don't know anyone who is opposed to the idea of an English parliament. It is long overdue.

My warning to English people though = don't be fobbed off with token-gestured piddling...
Forum: Politics Today, 16:47
Replies: 199
Views: 4,738
Posted By Welsh-lad
I agree 100%. It'd be frankly insulting to chop...

I agree 100%.
It'd be frankly insulting to chop up England in this way.
Forum: Politics Today, 16:45
Replies: 199
Views: 4,738
Posted By Welsh-lad
I agree <faints> Breaking up England would just...

I agree <faints>

Breaking up England would just be daft because, while there are regional differences, they are not drawn along national lines. You might well get a proud Yorkshireman wanting a...
Forum: Politics Today, 16:33
Replies: 199
Views: 4,738
Posted By Welsh-lad
In what way does it disbar Welsh MPs? Welsh...

In what way does it disbar Welsh MPs?

Welsh Assembly members have only very limited lawmaking powers and no fiscal powers whatsoever.

This distinction has to be made.
Forum: Politics Today, 15:39
Replies: 78
Views: 2,048
Posted By Welsh-lad
Nope. Having to wheel him out just to get shouty...

Nope. Having to wheel him out just to get shouty as the anti-Braveheart was a bit insulting really.

He still wrecked the country.
Forum: Politics Today, 15:35
Replies: 89
Views: 1,804
Posted By Welsh-lad
As far as personal conscience is in the question,...

As far as personal conscience is in the question, I guess the Yes voters are in an enviable position. Is there such a thing as self-schadenfreude?

They can sigh and say "Ah well, at least we...
Forum: Politics Today, 15:23
Replies: 89
Views: 1,804
Posted By Welsh-lad
I wouldn't put it as dramatically as that,...

I wouldn't put it as dramatically as that, especially about hundreds of years hence.

But yes, the Scots can not now complain about Westminster or the way it will influence and govern their country...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:13
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Welsh-lad
No-one does what they ought to anymore. You can...

No-one does what they ought to anymore. You can get insurance at the supermarket and electricity from British Gas.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 14:20
Replies: 170
Views: 3,572
Posted By Welsh-lad
Seems a rather pointless thing for him to...

Seems a rather pointless thing for him to do.

It'd be like me being paid to ponder whether walking under a ladder is unlucky or not.

Why don't they just face facts and become a conservation body...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:13
Replies: 98
Views: 2,027
Posted By Welsh-lad
I think that was just the legacy of the 'Year Two...

I think that was just the legacy of the 'Year Two Thousand' thing.

It seemed to sound quite pleasing for the first decade of the 2000s but then most people reverted to our usual system after 2010.
I...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:08
Replies: 98
Views: 2,027
Posted By Welsh-lad
Nope I find it perfectly ok. No-one said...

Nope I find it perfectly ok.

No-one said 'nineteen hundred and ninety nine' for 1999, so the short forms have precedent when we consider what to call post millennium years.

What really eased the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 08:54
Replies: 226
Views: 3,257
Posted By Welsh-lad
... in which case Wales needs a full parliament...

... in which case Wales needs a full parliament like England and Scotland, or it'll be a fudge, with Welsh MPs not really sure what exactly they are allowed to vote on.

It must be full devolution...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 08:51
Replies: 226
Views: 3,257
Posted By Welsh-lad
It's obvious what's needed. Parliaments (with...

It's obvious what's needed.

Parliaments (with comaparable powers) for England, Scotland, Wales.
And a separate UK parliament for decisions affecting the UK generally.

No MPs from one nation would...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 08:15
Replies: 226
Views: 3,257
Posted By Welsh-lad
With further devolution to Scotland, the West...

With further devolution to Scotland, the West Lothian question really does need to be sorted out once and for all.

There has to be a decisive move though. Scotland needs the extra powers. Wales'...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:53
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
He's retiring istn't he? He'll be straight into...

He's retiring istn't he? He'll be straight into the Lords imo.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:52
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
With further devolution to Scotland, the West...

With further devolution to Scotland, the West Lothian question really does need to be sorted out once and for all.

There has to be a decisive move though. Scotland needs the extra powers. Wales'...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:47
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
We do have an awful lot of...

We do have an awful lot of representation.
Between everything I vote nearly every year now, sometimes twice.

(community council, county council, National Assembly, Westminster, Europe)

The most...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 07:12
Replies: 1,808
Views: 58,290
Posted By Welsh-lad
Dave being vague about Wales again then. What...

Dave being vague about Wales again then.

What crumbs to we get from the constitutional table?! :D
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:09
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
Makes sense I suppose. I'm a bit undecided as I...

Makes sense I suppose. I'm a bit undecided as I can see merits on both sides.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
It's impossible trying to discuss this with you...

It's impossible trying to discuss this with you sensibly as you're just so reactionary.

When you said you didn't want regional assemblies and that the major parties don't want an all-England...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:00
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
That's your opinion, fine. Can't see how it...

That's your opinion, fine.

Can't see how it pertains to how you want to govern England.
Scotland has voted, and has indicated it's willing to remain in a union with you anyway.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:57
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
It depends what the people decide I suppose....

It depends what the people decide I suppose. Historically England has been a single state for over a thousand years. Perhaps people would see regional devolution as fracturing that unity?
I don't...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:48
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
Huh? :confused: What do you mean 'solidarity'?

Huh? :confused:
What do you mean 'solidarity'?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,042
Posted By Welsh-lad
A. Yes perhaps a different building would be...

A. Yes perhaps a different building would be better, to demonstrate the separation. The UK parliament could still sit at Westminster.

B. I think an all-England parliament would be better as it...
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