November 7, 2008

Hain's World

"The idea of a referendum is being used by those opposed to a Welsh Parliament as a delaying device."

Peter Hain MP, "A Parliament for Wales", Gwasg Gomer, 1994.

"There is no way the legislation could have got through without including the need for a could not have changed the 1997 settlement unless there was a referendum built in."

Peter Hain MP, referring to GOWA 2006 in a conference speech, November 6, 2008.


ogo said...

A free Wales under the aegis of a benevolent Europe, would work well, or even as the next state of america. Dump the UK and go USA! I mean, we'd have loads of goodwill and US business would arrive. We could even get our first skyscraper in Ystradgynlais! Or Pontardawe International that's a thought!

Draig said...

The cynical behaviour of our MPs certainly helps to make the case for Welsh Independence, even though that is not within the remit of Wales First.

Their control-freakery on the Housing LCO issue is a case in point. Why are they trying to narrow the terms of legislation that is designed to help people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

Would it be because London Labour have refused to revoke the Right to Buy, brought in by Thatcher, and they are embarassed by the prospect of an Assembly having the power to do so, if only for a temporary period.