Plaid Cymru government would bid for Welsh Eurovision entry


Eurovision Song Contest (Image: Gwalia)

Last Wednesday, Plaid Cymru launched its manifesto for the upcoming Senedd election.


The English-language version of the document is 126 pages long and contains policies concerning the economy, health care, housing, education, and the Welsh language, among others.


But tucked away under the 'Culture, Media and Sport' category, you will find a vow to give Cymru its own entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.


The manifesto says: "We will prepare a bid for Wales to take part as a nation in its own right in the internationally renowned Eurovision song contest".


'A nation in its own right'


Ahead of the election, Plaid Cymru has committed to holding a referendum on independence by 2026, if the party commands a majority government after May’s election.


Viewed in this light, Plaid's Eurovision bid ties into the party's broader vision for creating an independent Welsh state on the world stage.


Their manifesto reads: "Wales will play its part as a nation in its own right on the world stage in striving for peace."


The party said that it will also bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030 or 2034 and to bring the Tour de France for men and women to Cymru.


Such policies are designed to raise the country's international profile and are steps on the road toward Plaid Cymru's goal of achieving full independence for the country.

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