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Support for Welsh independence set to rise if Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister, poll shows

21 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Liz Truss. Photo Ian Forsyth. PA Images

Support for Welsh independence is set to rise if Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister, a new YouGov poll has shown.

The poll reported in the Sunday Times showed that support for independence was currently at 25% in Wales but would rise to 28% if Rishi Sunak won the Conservative leadership contest and 30% if Liz Truss did the same.

There was bad news in Scotland too for Liz Truss, where a Panelbase poll showed that support for staying as part of the UK fell from 51% to 48% if she took over as Prime Minister. Rishi Sunak fared slightly better but support for the union fell to 49% if he was in charge.

There were also signs that Liz Truss was the more polarising figure in Northern Ireland, with a poll by LucidTalk showing that she was backed 62% to 14% for Sunak by unionists but that Irtish nationalists preferred Sunak to 44% to 6%.

In England too, more voters thought the UK would break up under Liz Truss than Rishi Sunak, by 28% to 26%, according to YouGov.

Liz Truss’ campaign have said that they intend to take a harder line on the union than Boris Johnson, with the Scottish and Welsh nationalists rebranded as “separatists” by No 10, and that they will “ignore” Nicola Sturgeon.

Speaking ahead of hustings in Perth, Scotland, she said: “For too long, people in Scotland have been let down by the SNP focusing on constitutional division instead of their priorities. That won’t happen under my watch.”

She added: “I’ll make sure that my government does everything to ensure elected representatives hold the devolved administration to account for its failure to deliver the quality public services, particularly health and education, that Scottish people deserve.

“As prime minister and minister for the Union, I will deliver on my ambitious plan to capitalise on the opportunity we have to turbocharge the growth and business investment required to get Scotland’s economy moving.”


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Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
1 month ago

So Toxic Truss seems to less popular in the Colonies than she might have wished. The only trouble is that one is torn between hoping she wins on the grounds that her actions and attitudes will get many more people on board the Independence movement, or hoping that she loses because Sunak will probabloy do something to mitigate the energy crisis despite what he is saying at the moment. After all that is what matters in the short term.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Not to worry the Blue Truss Moth has a short life and an even shorter attention span, by the time she has finished announcing all she intends to do her sun will be setting… Coffey no sugar will amuse the home office no end and fill the courts with her complainants… Priti may get prisons, in which case the inmates will be busy constructing gibbets for every town and village square while the national truss will plant a stand of the many branched Tyburn Tree at Marble Arch… Here the Urdd will issue every child with a spade and hold… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

See the BBC for a remarkable discovery, although I have never doubted the story, contained in the Bodleian Library…no spoilers…

Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

All tories, not just these two specimens, are from another planet that is light years behind the history unfolding here on Earth.

Last edited 1 month ago by Quornby
Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Quornby

We need to remember that on average 22 per cent of our nation vote for these people and they are certsinly not all new to Wales by a long way – the same as many new folk find no issue for supporting Wales through choics of vote and schools for their children. The Ward i represented on the coastal north coast is over 90 per cent from the cities across offas dyke – yet in tne most recent devolution votes almost half and then over half voted Yes in ths last two refferenda. We must welcome all those who wish… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard
I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Interesting.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

Interesting but true my friend ✔️

Sian
Sian
1 month ago

I wonder who is pulling Trusses strings? From what i’ve read & seen over the last few years she cannot string a sentence together…..now she is wants to run England. Let Scotland ,Wales & Northern Ireland declare Independence before it’s too late.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Sian

Some say her puppeteer lives far to the West in the US of A…

I would love to know what Sergey Lavrov thinks of Britain’s chances in a stand-up fight with his ‘little fish’ in charge…the laughter must echo round the Kremlin as Putin and his henchmen toast her impending victory…

As for clemency for those she encouraged to join her Foreign Legion less said the better for the sake of their families, as Foreign Sec she was the mirror of Fat Shanks…

Last edited 1 month ago by Mab Meirion
I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Video of John Laughland’s speech on You Tube fairly informative?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

Was that June 2015?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Interesting, will try and recall my first year of interpol at Coleg Harlech. Sadly I believe Dave Sullivan passed away some time ago. as did Louis Lloyd before him..thankfully Dr Evans is still extant…what a crime to lose such an institution…

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

Lord ‘longshanks’ Frost and the neo thatcherite Truss are a gift to the Welsh indy movement 😉

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Name me a leading Tory who isn’t such a gift. My only concern is that this is a reactive response to bad people. We need more focus on the good reasons for separation, and I admit there are times when I succumb to the reactive response syndrome as much as anyone else. After it’s been a season rich in targets for such responses. Tories seem to be able to wheel out a fresh wally every day for us to rail against. It’s like turning over stones and finding new bugs every time, except every one of them is slimy !

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

We have things they want…water, energy, deep harbours, mountain scenery and beaches for starters…I wonder what Rio Tinto etc have on their shopping list…the idea that we could simply walk away from this abusive relationship is fanciful to my mind…would Starman look on it more favourably, judging by the speed with which the Bay are strengthening the Union I cannot see it in all honesty.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Long may Liz Truss’s gob flap….

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

What will it take for the Welsh people to wake up and realise this British Union is damaging to our Wales? And how many more examples do they need before they get up off their knees, stop believing all the lies & falsehoods that we can’t survive without England, when in fact it’s England who cannot survive without Wales. Wales already supplies Liverpool, Birmingham and other areas in the English Midlands with water. Just look at the recent admission that Seven Trent are to network more water from Wales to quench the parched SE of England, this without any consultation… Read more »

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

It may well be good for Wales in the long ( not too long I hope ) term for General Truss to take control but the damage of using silly titles like ‘ separatist ‘ will lead us in the direction of the USA 🇺🇸 and it poisonous ☠️ politics of division. Gwynfor and the founders of our current path taught tolerance, respect and understanding for those who were yet to fully understand our national destiny. Good neighbours makes good senses and trying to reach down into the depths of prejudice is where Hitler, Mussolini and Franco tried to lead… Read more »

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Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

Truss – full of hot air soon to explode along with Brexit and the Union. She and the Tory party are so ideologically deluded they just don’t see it.

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
1 month ago

If Truss was any thicker, she would set.

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