We've had enough of London's crumbs; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.
In that case, perhaps you could explain how countries like, say, the UK, manage to go it alone? Or the USA, say? or any one of a number of OECD countries running a deficit? The leader also says: "...in a world heading towards more interdependence not less."
I must have missed the massive movement towards unification of independent countries that you refer to, reversing the opposite trend since the war, which has seen 50 member states of the UN grow to 200.
I think you mean a world moving to greater co-operation between independent nations rather than interdependence.
In fact the converse of independence is not interdependence, it is dependence, and while it is true that Wales is currently completely dependent on the crumbs it gets thrown from the London table, that is not a situation that I or an increasing number of my countrymen are comfortable with.
They used to say that the idea of an independent Malta was laughable - but now it is a viable modern state, despite lacking any of the natural resources that Wales possesses, and having a population one sixth of the size. SION JONES Abertawe
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|Date:||Feb 9, 2012|
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