‘Can Plaid Cymru learn from the SNP and put Welsh independence on the agenda?’ | J. Maxwell- New Statesman

‘Can Plaid Cymru learn from the SNP and put Welsh independence on the agenda?’ | J. Maxwell- New Statesman

In this respect, Wales’s experience of home rule has mirrored that of Scotland’s, albeit on a smaller scale. Devolution may not have radically altered attitudes towards independence, but it has laid the groundwork for more devolution. As in Scotland, the real battle has been over which side – nationalist or unionist – controls the devolutionary agenda. So far, Welsh unionists have found it easier to maintain control than their Scottish counterparts.

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