Friday, November 02, 2007
Whats in a name
I hope that a constitutional 'expert' reads this post because I need some advice. Is Wales a country? Officially, I understand that Wales is a Principality - but I've not used that title for decades. It seems somehow demeaning. Don't really know why. There seems little argument but that Wales is a nation - but I'm not sure about it being a country. Regular readers will know of my admiration for Charles Moore, and he writes in his Spectator 'Notes' that Scotland is not a country. And for me to disagree with Charles Moore is a bit like a catholic disagreeing with the Pope. If Scotland isn't a country then I extrapolate that he wouldn't think Wales is either. So I need some help. My default position is that Wales is a country, in the same way that England is.