WALES / UNITED KINGDOM – Plaid Cymru wants Wales to have its own Eurovision entry. It’s a document that’s 126 pages long – double if you count both English and Welsh pages. In it, are promises about health care, housing and education. GCSEs and A-levels would be scrapped, council tax would £200 cheaper per home and there is a promise of a referendum about Wales being independent. The promises in it add up to billions of pounds of spending and some huge, huge, political pledges which if they were brought in would change Wales as we know it.
But if you keep reading you’ll see a slightly more niche promise from a political party that wants to run the Government in a month’s time. Plaid Cymru has vowed that Wales will get its own Eurovision entry if they get into power in Cardiff Bay. The manifesto reads: “We will prepare a bid for Wales to take part as a nation in its own right in the internationally renowned Eurovision song contest”.
The party launched its manifesto on Wednesday ahead of the election on May 6. It also includes a pledge to bid for Wales to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030 or 2034, and a bid to bring the Tour de France for men and women to Wales.