Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The case has never been made - that's about to change

Wales Supporting YES Rally, Cardiff

Responding to the BBC Wales poll, Branwen Alaw Evans on behalf of ‘Wales Supporting YES’, who recently held a successful Rally in Cardiff supporting Scottish independence said:

“There are obvious questions about the usefulness of this poll, which was a multiple choice question with 5 options, rather than a clearer Yes or No. Other polls have consistently put support at around 15%, with a recent YES/NO poll for ITV Wales that put support for Welsh independence on 17% or 20% excluding ‘Don’t Know’s. 

"On the other hand, polls commissioned by the BBC have showed far lower levels of support, and have not used wording consistent with the questions asked in Scotland. In contrast to what was asked in Scotland, the BBC's question regarding independence had a negative ending ‘independent from UK’ not ‘an independent country’.”

“Of course, support for Welsh independence in Wales is not as high as it could be, this is not surprising at all of course, because no one has ever made the case. That's about to change.”

Read more on The truth about BBC Wales’ daft ‘3%’ Welsh independence poll

Nid yw'r achos erioed wedi ei wneud - mae hynny ar fin newid

Rali, Cymru'n Cefnogi IE, Caerdydd

Yn ymateb i arolwg barn y BBC, dywedodd Branwen Alaw Evans ar ran ‘Cymru’n Cefnogi IE’, a drefnodd Rali lwyddiannus yng Nghaerdydd yn ddiweddar yn cefnogi annibyniaeth i’r Alban::

"Mae cwestiynau amlwg yn codi am ba mor ddefnyddiol yw'r pôl yma, roedd pum opsiwn yn yr arolwg barn yn hytrach na dewis gliriach Ie neu Na. Mae polau eraill wedi adrodd bod cefnogaeth ar tua 15%, gydag arolwg barn diweddar ITV Wales a roddodd cefnogaeth i annibyniaeth i Gymru ar 17%, neu 20% heb y rhai nad oedd am ateb.”

"Ar y llaw arall, mae polau a gomisiynwyd gan y BBC wedi dangos cefnogaeth lawer is, nid ydynt wedi defnyddio geiriad sy'n gyson â'r cwestiwn a ofynnwyd yn yr Alban. Yn wahanol i'r hyn ofynnwyd yn yr Alban, roedd elfen negyddol i gwestiwn y BBC, lle’r oedd yn gorffen gyda ‘independent from UK’ yn hytrach ‘an independent country’. “

”Wrth gwrs, nid yw cefnogaeth i annibyniaeth i Gymru mor uchel ag y gallai hi fod, gan fod neb wedi gwneud yr achos hyd yma. Ond mae hynny ar fin newid."

Darllen mwy ar The truth about BBC Wales’ daft ‘3%’ Welsh independence poll

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fideos o Rali 'Cymru'n Cefnogi IE' / Videos from the 'Wales Supporting YES' Rally

Araith Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru) / Leanne Wood's Speech

Araith Pippa Bartolotti (Plaid Werdd) / Pippa Bartolotti's Speech (Green Party)

Araith Amy Kitcher (Dem Rhydd Blaenorol) / Amy Kitcher's Speech (Former Lib Dem Candidate)

Araith Ray Davies (Chynghorydd Llafur) / Ray Davies' Speech (Labour Councillor)

Areithiau Harriet Protheroe-Davies & Armon Gwilym Williams / Harriet Protheroe-Davies & Armon Gwilym Williams' Speeches

Recordiad Llawn o'r Ffrwd Fyw / Full Recording of the Live Stream

Mwy i ddilyn...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

29% Support Welsh Independence according to 'Google Consumer Surveys' Poll

In order to find out the current opinion in Wales on Welsh independence. 'Face for Business' asked 1000 people living in Wales 'Should Wales be an independent country?' between Thursday the 11th, and Sunday the 14th of September 2014. They used 'Google Consumer Surveys' to collect the data.

Here are the full results:

28.9% of people in Wales support Welsh Independence according to this poll.

28.7% of Men and 29.1% of Woman in Wales support Welsh Independence according to this poll.

36.8% of 18-24 year olds in Wales support Welsh Independence, but this falls to 19.4% for the 65+ according to this poll.

This poll comes a few days after a new YouGov poll for ITV Cymru Wales and Cardiff University showed that support for Welsh independence had grown to 20% (Excluding Don't Knows).

These poll results are very encouraging, considering that support for Welsh independence has traditionally hovered around the 10% mark, and that no political party or group are currently making a strong case for Welsh independence (even though Plaid Cymru support independence as a long term aim). It is also extremely encouraging moving forwards that the younger you are, the more likely you are to support Welsh independence.

Following the extremely successful rally in Cardiff on Saturday, where up to a 1,000 people came to show their support for Scottish independence, this is more good news. After the results of the referendum are published on Friday - if it's a YES or a NO - the UK will never be the same again. We will need to start a serious, cross-party, inclusive campaign in favour of Welsh independence if we are ever to reach our aim. These results are a very good foundation to build upon.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

FULL VIDEO: Wales Supporting Yes / FIDEO LLAWN: Cymru'n Cefnogi IE

View our event in Cardiff today in full below. People from all over the world can watch the people of Wales showing support to our friends in Scotland and the clear message that was sent - Go for it!

Gwyliwch ein digwyddiad yng Nghaerdydd yn llawn isod. Gall pobl o bob cwr o'r byd weld pobl Cymru yn dangos eu cefnogaeth i'n cyfeillion yn yr Alban, a'r neges glir a anfonwydt - Ewch amdani!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Thank you to Scotland and Alex Salmond - Ray Davies, Labour Councillor, Caerphilly

I passionately believe in peoples' right to take control of their own lives.

Scottish people are fed up with seeing a deteriorating health service year on year, of continuing cuts in welfare benefits, the Bedroom Tax, the ever growing gap between the rich and poor; whilst the cost of nuclear weapons spirals out of control.

Why should Scotland have the largest nuclear submarine fleet in Europe against the express wishes of  its people?

The Westminster parliament has for too long taken Scotland's loyalty for granted.

I am proud to have been asked to speak in support of Scottish independence outside the Senedd on 13 September. Some Welsh politicians in the Assembly say it will mean a lifetime of Tory government. I say that is defeatist talk.  When Scotland achieves its freedom, it will make Westminster think twice before inflicting their wretched policie slike the Poll Tax, the 1972 Fair Rents Act etc, which brought so much misery to Welsh people.

No matter which way the vote goes, the British political world will be changed forever.

It will also make us in Wales  think very positively about our own future.

So a huge thank you to Scotland and Alex Salmond.

Because of their courage, their people will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a nuclear free future, with all that means for Wales, Britain and the world.

Take it, cherish it, and enjoy your new freedom, Scotland.

Caerphilly Councillor Ray Davies

Ray Davies will be speaking at the "Wales Supporting YES" event outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay at 2pm, Saturday September 13th

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Caryl Parry Jones yn cefnogi'r digwyddiad / Caryl supports the event

Bydd Caryl Parry Jones yn canu cwpwl o ganeuon tu allan i'r Senedd yng Nghaerdydd dydd Sadwrn nesaf Medi 13eg. Diolch Caryl

Caryl Parry Jones will be singing a few songs at the Senedd in Cardiff next Saturday September 13th.