Wales could exist in a union with England after Scotland gains independence – Drakeford
Wales could exist in a union with England after Scotland gains independence – according to Mark Drakeford.
While a United Kingdom of England and Wales might lead to a terrifying nightmare for Welsh patriots, Wales’ First Minister admitted to The Spectator magazine: “It is not a comfortable thing to think about.”
However, he conceded that Wales could exist in a union with England. In an interview with Theo Davies-Lewis he said: “I don’t think it’s impossible to design a relationship that will be to Wales’s advantage.”
He said that “the geometry of the United Kingdom would have altered fundamentally and Wales would have to think through the relationship that she would want to have with the component parts that remain.”
In the interview, Mark Drakeford also argues the case for a radical federalism in which all four parts of the UK are sovereign.
“Sovereignty in the United Kingdom is now dispersed to four parliaments, each of which is elected,” he says.
“When you go back to 1999, the facts on the ground were that there was a sovereign UK parliament, and it was handing things out to newly constituted devolved institutions. 25 years later, I think the facts on the ground are different.
“It’s no longer a reflection of reality to go on pretending that there is one sovereign parliament, and everything else is somehow subsidiary to it.”