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UK will be England with a ‘reluctant’ Wales, Welsh Gov advisor suggests

09 Apr 2021 2 minutes Read
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The UK will be end up being only England with a “reluctant” Wales, an advisor to the Welsh Government has suggested.

Nazir Afzal believes that by the end of the decade there could be a united Ireland, as well as an independent Scotland.

The National Adviser, who is a prominent solicitor and campaigner, has co-produced a report with Yasmin Khan for the Welsh Government on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Afzal spent most of his career in the Crown Prosecution Service, and rose to be Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England.

He said: “Does anybody else think that by the end of the decade we will have a United Ireland & an Independent Scotland? The United Kingdom will be England with a reluctant Wales. Is this what controlling our borders meant?

Gary Robert Jones replied: “If this happens, count me out of a union with England.”

Gregory Burley said: “I think that a United Kingdom, as we know it, is looking rather doubtful.”

Barrie Fairhurst said: “Smaller, happier, independent countries on the Scandinavian model is my hope is that happens.”

Amy Jones said: “Wales is also starting to wake up to the idea of Independence and it has its highest support ever at the moment. I really don’t want to be lumped in with England if the others leave!”

Hannah Walkom said: “Reckon we won’t have to wait till the end of the decade for this to become a reality.

Rory Pounsford said: “Nazir, there is only one way to stop this is by campaigning for the LibDems, Labour or the Greens.”

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