As one of the fastest growing civic movements in Wales, YesCymru has welcomed the UK general election as a new opportunity to put Welsh Independence on the political agenda.
Iestyn ap Rhobert, Chair of YesCymru said:
“Brexit has changed everything. The likely prospect of another lengthy UK Conservative government – not elected by Wales, chipping away at devolution and introducing policies inimical to widely-shared Welsh values – gives added urgency to our growing campaign for national independence.”
Campaigners have appealed to party leaders in the Assembly to support a Welsh independence referendum, if there are votes in Scotland or the north of Ireland.
The group Yes Cymru, which campaigns for independence for Wales, argues that the people of Wales must decide on the relationship with England, if Ireland holds a reunification vote or Scotland has a ballot on independence.
The new year has arrived bringing with its challenges and its opportunities. And I guess that this will be YesCymru’s main function for the year ahead – to turn the challenges into opportunities and to keep making the case for Welsh Nationalism, an inclusive, healthy Nationalism.
Last year many YesCymru groups were set up and rallies and meetings held. By now we have groups in many parts of Cymru as well as in other countries of the world, all rooting for our cause. We must keep this snowball rolling.
Membership & 2017 AGM
Thanks so much to all who have joined YesCymru over the past year. All members will be posted a membership pack within the next month or two with details of our 2017 AGM! Watch this space!
Welcome to the first issue of YesCymru News. Thank you for supporting the only movement whose sole purpose is to actively campaign for an independent Wales. We’re ready for the fight ahead – we’re sure you are too!
This newsletter will be published every other month. You’re welcome to share it with your friends and family and challenge them to become members too. If you have any news or have any questions or suggestions then get in touch with us.
Swansea Independence Rally
Are you going to the independence rally at 12.00 Saturday 19 November at Castle Gardens, Swansea?
The speakers are: Gwynoro Jones (former Labour MP); Daniel G Williams (author and lecturer); Heledd Gwyndaf (Cymdeithas yr Iaith); Liam Rees (Plaid Ifanc). Facebook Event.
YesCymru Cardiff will be holding a street rally in Cardiff today (Saturday 17th of September) to celebrate Glyndŵr Day. The rally will start at midday, with Gwynoro Jones, Neil McEvoy and Sandra Clubb amongst the speakers.
The Yes Cymru movement believes that independence for Wales is the only way to secure a prosperous future for the people of Wales. The movement believes that Westminster cannot be relied upon to deliver fairness and respect to Wales.
Sandra Clubb is one of the organisers. Originally from England, this is the first time that Sandra has been active in the independence movement. You can follow her blog here indymam.wordpress.com. Sandra said:
“A better future for Wales is possible, and the only way to secure that future is through independence. Westminster has proved time and time again that it does not have Wales’ best interests at heart. Just this week the majority of our own Mps voted against devolving powers over policing, criminal justice and energy generation over 350 MW to Wales.”
“In order to build this future it is important that the movement for independence is diverse and inclusive – I’ll be speaking at the rally about what women can bring to the campaign, as well as how independence will benefit gender equality and women’s rights.”
Yes Cymru will be supporting two pro-independence rallies held this Saturday, 2 July 2016.Yes Cymru has always held true to the principle that Wales should be an independent nation. Our aim is to respond positively to the climate of uncertainty created by the recent referendum. We must show that the people of Wales are braver than our politicians and that Welsh independence is ours to achieve. Continue reading →