Why aren't there more of these eminent republicans within the ranks of Plaid itself? After all, this is a party, which wants to see an independent, socialist Wales. One would have thought the idea of a British monarchy was pretty inimical to that goal.
I don't understand why any member of Plaid, or any Welsh Nationalist outside the party, should be a republican.
Republicanism is an important question for the SNP - since the Union of the Crowns the King / Queen of England is also, legitimately, the King / Queen of Scots. If Scotland gains independence then a question has to be asked as to whether an independent Scotland wishes to remain a Kingdom or become a Republic.
Wales is exempt from this question. The (true) Princes of Wales were always chosen by the law of edling the anointed one rather than by primogeniture, Queen Elizabeth is not the Queen of Wales (and she doesn’t claim to be). If Wales becomes an independent nation it will have to be a republic, unlike the Scots we have no other choice.
I can't see the point of the republican question within a Welsh Nationalist context. What difference the Queen of the United Kingdom opening the Senedd or the President of the United Republic?
If we believe in Independence for Wales why should we try to force a republic onto either England or Scotland? If we truly believe in independence for Wales what England or Scotland choose to do is none of our effing business.
Republicanism is an Unionist issue, not a Nationalist one, Leanne and others in the loony left of Plaid have to make up their minds:
Are they Welsh Nationalists or Brit Socialists?