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Huge book
34/52 for the group 2018 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: H is for Huge

I ordered this book online and so had no idea how thick it was until it arrived! Fortunately it has excellent reviews and it is supposed to be a gripping read. It's a lightly fictionalised account of the political and cultural events in the run-up to the first referendum on Welsh devolution. That referendum failed to achieve anything, but we did get devolution and a Welsh assembly at the second referendum in 1997.

And now interest in and support for full independence is growing, spurred on by Brexit. Little did the Tories realise what they would unleash when Cameron foolishly agreed to a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave.

Huge book

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eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: August 27th, 2018 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
What a feat, if Wales and Scotland could regain full sovereignty after all this time!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 27th, 2018 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It's looking increasingly likely. I don't think it's a question of "if" now, more like "when" for Scotland.

Wales is starting from a much lower base of enthusiasm for independence, but a new non-partisan movement, YesCymru, has grown rapidly.

I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for the reunification of Ireland, which is also looking more possible. The Catholic church has lost its grip on Ireland and young people are no longer interested in sectarian battles in the North, so I have hope.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: August 28th, 2018 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I suppose Wales will probably follow Scotland's lead and work to get its own parliament first? If (when!) Scotland is fully independent, the success should bolster the Welsh movement, I would think. Also, once Scotland and Wales are on their own, it would be pretty difficult for England to make a case for keeping northern Ireland. They would have to content themselves with Cornwall...
irinarempt From: irinarempt Date: September 9th, 2018 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be absolutely the only good thing to come out of Brexit. (reconnecting; reading old LJ posts and though I've left it completely I see that some old friends are still there)
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