If this question was asked in an opinion poll I would suspect that the vast majority of the people of Wales would say, without a doubt, that Wales is a nation.
Even people like David Jones MP, who thinks that supporting Welsh independence is ludicrous and disloyal; or people like Kim Howells MP, who thinks that supporting Welsh independence is both difficult and dangerous , would agree that Wales IS a nation.
If we all agree that Wales is a nation, why should Wales not have the same rights and responsibilities as other nations? If we all agree that Wales is a nation why is Wales not allowed to be one of the United Nations, for example?
If Luxembourg is a nation that can have full membership rights and responsibilities in the EU, why can't Wales, if it is a nation, have the same status?
A number of comments to my previous posts have suggested that arguments for independence are defunct, because the Welsh majority is against independence. There is some value to this argument, but the only reason that the majority is opposed to independence is because nobody makes the independence case any more.
If the case for independence was made then that case would be indefatigable, because the Welsh majority believe that Wales is a nation, equal to all others.
The sad situation is, that in Wales, the argument for independence is no longer made because those who should make that argument have sold out to the unionist policy of devolution. A policy that makes Wales a poor region, rather than a proud nation!