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

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