I'm the Hen Ferchetan. This is my take on the world through the eyes of Wales. While mostly about Welsh politics (that most famous of dour topics!) I try to scatter some humour around, but I doubt anyone but me will find it funny! Have a read, and if it bores you then feel free to never come back!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

The End of Englandandwales

The first Welsh made law since the days of Hywel Dda is about to come into force. The NHS Redress Bill, a bill making it easier to receive compensation after negligent treatment from the NHS, is awaiting the Royal Seal - the final stage of enacting any law.

A new Seal has been designed for the Queen to stamp the law. It features the Crown, the four lions standard, the words "Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad" and, bizarrely, the four plants of the Home Nations - English Rose, Welsh Leek, Irish Clover and Scottish Thistle.
Although there's been Wales-Only laws before in modern times (e.g. Welsh Language Act 1993) this is the first piece of law made by Wales for Wales.
While UK laws will still refer to Englandandwales, on the approval of this first Welsh law both England and Wales will finally be separate legal entities - at least in Civil law.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you know Christopher Glamorganshire? What's the gossip?