‘Comprehensive’ guide to Welsh Independence launched
A book which offers a ‘comprehensive’ guide to Welsh Independence has been launched in Aberystwyth today.
The first edition of the 64-page Independence in Your Pocket was introduced at the Old College in the centere of the town.
The book argues that independence would be a means of kick-starting the Welsh economy and expanding its tax base.
It points to the Republic of Ireland, which has a similar population to Wales but a GDP per head of €50,000 to Wales’ €23,000.
YesCymru Chairman Iestyn ap Rhobert said that the book was “an important, positive starting point for future discussion”.
“It could be argued that this is the most comprehensive document arguing for Welsh independence to have ever been published,” he said.
“The aim of the booklet is to present arguments for independence by challenging the status quo.
“Faced with the arguments presented, coupled with the fast-changing constitutional landscape, we ask: How can the issue of Welsh independence be ignored any longer and what possible case is there for the status quo?”
As well as economic factors, the book also points out that Wales rarely gets the government it votes for.
Since 1945 the vote of the people of Wales only decided the government of the UK for two years, in 1964 and 1966, it says.
Independence in your Pocket is published by YesCymru and is available to buy for £5.
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Where is the online version?….this is not the 1950s!
I’ve seen more inspiring covers!
I’d gladly pay £5, but isn’t there a pdf version available online?
Where can it be bought?
Brilliant. I’ll buy it as soon as I get home from Majorca (sorry to lower the tone) ?. I couldn’t have been in Aberystwyth today for obvious reasons.
Great effort……………..Please have an online version you can buy…………..HOWEVER……why arent you selling this for free btw?
No one except a hardcore niche are going to PAY for this.
Replying to the comments above. A hard copy will be available to purchase online soon. As a voluntary movement, we’re just working out the logistics. A free PDF version will also be available online soon. Diolch.
How to order ?
Well done to the authors – no one has produced something like this since the late Dr Phil’s ‘Budget for Wales’ two decades ago. Let’s hope it gets widely read, widely discussed and and widely circulated.
da iawn i bawb sydd ynghlwm a hwn, edrych ymlaen i gael copi.cyn bo hir… rhannwch gwybodaeth o ran ble i gael copi
Good to hear Hedd wynfor…Diolch am eich ymateb
The booklet is available to purchase for £5 + P&P here > http://yes.cymru/independence/
There will also be a free PDF version available on the above link, but at a later date.
Great news produced by a great movement.
On a seperate note I would like to thank some of the commentators for yet again providing much needed entertainment (not).
It’s well worth buying Phil Williams’s Budget For Wales’ as well. Very informative albeit referring to the 94/95 fiscal year.
Hopefully the new book covers similar ground. So many people have been brainwashed into thinking Wales can’t afford independence. They’ll need facts and figures to be persuaded.
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