Rising support for Welsh independence | Letters


If Scotland and Northern Ireland leave the UK, independence may be Wales’s only safeguard against English dominance, writes Dr Mike Thomas, while Eifion Jenkins takes issue with Simon Jenkins’ reading of Welsh history

Simon Jenkins (England should take Welsh support for independence seriously before it’s too late, 15 February) seems to miss the point about increasing support for Welsh independence.

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However absurd he finds the prospect of an international border along Offa’s Dyke, Scotland and Northern Ireland may leave the UK. In such a context, the key political question for Wales will be how to secure the economic, social and cultural future of the 3 million people living in this left-leaning, bilingual country, alongside an increasingly nationalist England of over 55 million.

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