Why is it that Scottish & Welsh nationalists are Pro EU. How can it be better to be ruled from Brussels than from Westminster. If the Welsh and Scots feel that their voice is not heard in the UK how can it be heard in the EU with 7-8 times the population?
The reason for the question is the following statement by Lord Elis-Thomas.
Despite being a member of Plaid Cymru - which advocates the break-up of the United Kingdom to gain independence for Wales - the former MP said devolution could ensure the future of a politically unified Britain.But not just a unified Britain:
"I think it is quite possible to have a United Kingdom within a united Europe.I know that most regional aid (paid for twice over by us anyway) goes to our Celtic neighbours, but that would surely not continue if the UK were to break up. The amounts reflect the bargaining power of the UK, and the fact that these regions are poor relative to say London. As independent countries, they would be competing with Lithuania and Bulgaria for funds, with much less need for them.