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1/ The Right is far more at ease with it's conception of the Nation State than the Left. Their narrative seems to go almost unchallenged. "Patriotism not Nationalism." They have a bunch of people convinced that flag waving support for a state isn't nationalism. Labour included.
2/ Well, here's 3 very different definitions of the word:

a) Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.
b) The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.

c) The belief that a particular cultural or ethnic group constitutes a distinct people deserving of political self-determination.
4/ May I offer that definition a) appears to be that of the patriot, and b) that of the Brexiteer.
5/ Definition c) is a liberal definition and it's the mast to which I nail my own flag (ironic analogy). The principle of self-determination also happens to be embodied in Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations:…
6/ Which is further expounded upon in Article 73 of chapter XI:…
7/ According to Article 73, the UK state has these duties towards Wales:

"to ensure, with due respect for the culture of the peoples concerned, their political, economic, social, and educational advancement."
8/ My personal analysis of the record of UK governance of Wales led me to the conclusion that the UK state has failed to execute these duties adequately.…
9/ I want us as a distinct people, that is Wales, to take charge of our own political, economic, social, and educational advancement because I believe we are the people best placed to take those decisions.
10/ None of this is contrary to Socialism or Solidarity or Internationalism. If I were of the Right, I'd not see this as antithetical to Laissez-Faire economic policy either. It's simply an impulse for political agency exercised within one's own group on behalf of that group.
11/ For me this is bound up in 2 primary philisophical principles. a) there is a Utilitarian case. Building our capacity & skill at self-governance leads to improved economic & social outcomes for Wales, the elimination of a fiscal deficit for England & improved trade between us.
12/ b) there is a democratic case. On one side of the coin we have the West Lothian question. On the other we have the Tryweryn question. The case is that an elected sovereign Welsh legislature exercising executive power on behalf of Wales' citizens is both democratic and ethical
13/ Contrast this with the present arrangement wherby Wales' sovereignty is wrapped up in 40/650 MP's in a Parliament outside our country which exercises political agency on our behalf via a government that is more often than not a minority party in our country.
14/ Furthermore the actions of UK government (of which the Senedd is in fact a part) has led to a 20thC characterised by disinvestment & peripheralisation in which Wales was left behind in the transition to a service dominated economy.…
15/ The actions of the Welsh Government have been so timid as to have no effect to the trajectory of Wales' economy.…
16/ So really, the vision is to lose the bumbling patrician stewardship of the public school educated ruling classes and it's emphasis on the plucky, successful individual.
17/ Let's also lose the cautious, redistributive "compensation for impotence" established Labourism approach of the current Welsh Government.…
18/ Let's gain the opportunity and the means to build our own political, economic & social capital with serious and sober governance by means of our own democratic institutions and for the sake of the welfare of our citizens and the sustainable prosperity of our communities.
19/ Let's take our place amongst the worldwide family of nations as an outward looking country, trading with our neighbours and contributing with our own voice on British & European matters and beyond.
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