As a regionalist, rather than a nationalist party, the Wessex Regionalists do not seek full independence for our own region. Nonetheless, we fully support other peoples' right to determine the best solution for them. We cannot unequivocally support the unilateral declaration of independence following the referendum, as the Spanish govenment's brutal suppression of that referendum has rendered its results inconclusive. However, we believe that the Catalan people should be allowed to decide whether or not to remain a part of Spain, in a free and fair referendum, and that the Spanish and EU governments should abide by that decision.
Furthermore, we believe that it is not the place of the British government to try to overturn a democratic decision made by the citizens of another sovereign nation. We call upon the Prime Minister to recognise an independent Catalunya, should that be the clear and unambiguous wish of a majority of the Catalan people.
A new site comes with a new blog. For our old blog, click here. These are exciting times for the party, with Jim Gunter scoring our best result since 1983 in Devizes. But the work goes on. Theresa May leads a weak and unstable government, propped up with the aid of the Presbyterian Taliban. One could only imagine how this election would be reported if journalists used the same sort of language that they typically used for elections in the Middle East.
All this means that we could well be in for another election sooner than we think. Elections are exhilarating in some ways, but they are also draining, For a small party like us, finding the resources to fight, whether financial or human, is a continual problem. So, anything you can do to help, whether it's donating money or standing as a candidate, would be much appreciated.