Apprieiate your views on the Emerald , and agree 100% . give it 10 years
Scottish, given its resources, its revenue, and its percentage of peoples who loath the act of union should get to vote at least every 10 years
Welsh, never really seemed too pushed either way, though there are Welsh independence movements they've hardly ever resorted to violence ....Capt maybe when Tatcher sent in the police and horses when she shut down the mines...
I was in the NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) working for the Coal Board in North Manchester in 1974 when there was the 6-week strike that brought the (Conservative) Heath government down. Thatcher wanted revenge in 1984/5 with the next miner's strike. When I started in the 1970s, there were 220+ pits and 250,000 members of the NUM; by the time Thatcher had finished there were 25 pits max. I worked at one of them (Littleton Colliery near Cannock) which was on the list to 'never shut' because the coal seams were so good. It shut in 1993. But by then I had left to reinvent myself with another career.