Independence a dead duck
3:45pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Letters
SO the Welsh Assembly Chamber has collapsible walls which can incorporate at least another 20 potential members to cope with all the work they will have to do if granted extra powers by Parliament.
Very clever. Knowing that we in Wales will never vote for independence they have decided to gain more power for them to be semi-independent. However, this semi-assembly will be more costly, providing more jobs for politicians, spending more money when we have vast unemployment in the real job market at the risk of these people being able to run our country. On the other hand, for all his faults, David Cameron has called the bluff of Alex Salmond, who wanted more power but insisted on full independence which will leave Salmond and his party as fish out of water for a generation when Scotland votes no. Do we stick with Westminster and be the small kid on the block, provide jobs for more politicians in the Assembly at cost or go with Terry Banfield’s power-from-the-base-not-top theorem? Whichever, Welsh independence will be a dead duck when Scotland votes no.
Rob Hatherall Spring Grove Cwmbran