Brexit (4)

Oddly enough, I have been more troubled by the Vote to Leave in Wales than I have in England.   I keep thinking of Wales as it was in the mid-1970s when I first got to know it:  fiercely nationalistic, quite different from England, and poor.   It feels as if it has been developed very significantly through EU, as well as Whitehall, subsidy – made more prosperous, with new roads and infrastructure.   Now, it’s European, part of a much wider culture.   It has its own pavilion in the Venice Biennale.   What will happen ?  It’s a version of the issues for England, but somehow more extreme.   People think extreme nationalism can’t and won’t come back.   But it can.

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2 thoughts on “Brexit (4)

  1. Dick Humphreys says:

    We are devastated – and I was always wary about the EU
    Such a huge decision, and the wrong one made by 37% of the population.

  2. Marion Davies says:

    For the first time in 60 years I am embarrassed to be Welsh, we have badly let down our young people.

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