No, what is new is that despite the prejudices that may have prevailed in earlier times, the Tory Party still maintained an electoral interest in ‘the Celtic fringe’ and still cast itself as a defender of the constitution, and of the Union. This modern Tory Party has abandoned any such pretention to be a Unionist Party, just as the Liberals have abandoned theirs to be progressive. The only Progressive and Pro-Union Party left standing is Labour and we will continue to fight both for economic justice and constitutional equilibrium in Wales, and throughout our still United Kingdom.Stirring stuff but still nonsense:
1. The Conservatives have the second highest number of MPs in Wales, does that not qualify as an electoral "interest"?
2. Labour refuses to give proper backing to its supporters and members in Northern Ireland, is that the stance of a truly "Progressive and Pro-Union" party?
3. Labour has ran away from the inherent dysfunctionalities and unfairness of the Devolution experiment- they have not came with even a hint of answer for the West Lothian Question. Their cowardice in this respect has weakened not strengthened the Union.
I could go on...