Friday, 4 March 2011

Wales backs a 'Yes' referendum

Wales has voted Yes in the referendum to give law making powers to the welsh assembly government.
'When the last result was declared, all 22 counties except one - Monmouthshire - backed change. Turnout is provisionally put at 35%.
The final result saw 517,132 vote Yes, and 297,380 say No - a 63.5% to 36.5% winning margin'

However, while Yes campaigners celebrate, members form the No campaign have certain criticisms:
  • They see the low turnout as worrying and not really a true representation of the people of Wales
  • They argue there is no coherent plan towards devolution rather policy changes such as this referendum seem to be random
  • because of this they see the move towards devolution as the federalising or even disintegration of the UK as a whole
However, today marks an important change in UK, and especially Welsh, politics whatever your vote may have been.

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