Wales doesn’t get more Welsh than this northern market town.
Business and conversations between friends here are conducted not in
English but in Welsh, the language spoken by some 80 percent of the
local population. For the past 40 years, the town has been a stronghold
of Plaid Cymru, the nationalist party whose stated goal is eventual
Ask what Wales’s future should be, and you’ll get more answers than
there are consonants in "Llanfairpwllgwyngyll," the nearby village that
boasts the longest place-name in Europe.
But even here, in the heart of Welsh nationalism, the same conclusion
echoes time and again like a ballad’s refrain: The time for Welsh
independence hasn’t come. Not yet.
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