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Despite the Scottish referendum, there seems little demand for separation in Wales

There seemed little appetite for independence in the south Wales town of Blaenavon. Photo: ITV News

Scotland might be choosing whether or not to break away but the other nations of the United Kingdom will also feel the implications of the referendum result next week.

In Wales the demand for separation is not as great.

Recent pools suggest a similar vote here on independence would generate little support - perhaps as low as 12%.

Remember in the 1997 referendum on a Welsh Assembly - the Yes campaign won by the narrowest of margins: 50.3%.

But the fierce debate in Scotland has reignited interest in the governance of Wales.

What new powers should Wales be entitled to at a time when Scotland is being offered devolution with bells on?

The Welsh Assembly - which was born in 1999 - does have power in many devolved areas: the NHS, schools, fire services.

But it has fewer of them than the Scottish Parliament.

The Senedd cannot for example raise income taxes - Holyrood can by as much as 3 per cent.

So piecemeal has the process of devolution been in the United Kingdom - the First Minister of Wales, Labour's Carwyn Jones, says the time has come for a UK-wide Constitutional Convention.

It would be a full-scale reassessment of how the constituent parts of the UK should be governed - and from where.

Mr Jones claims that offers a chance for all four nations of the United Kingdom to debate their future in the Union.

Neil Creese told us he would have supported it had he been asked in the 1980s but today he is unsure. Credit: ITV News

In Blaenavon, in the South Wales Valleys, they have good reason to dislike decisions taken in Westminster.

The last mine closed here in the early 1980s when Margaret Thatcher's government closed those pits which were deemed were uneconomic.

But even here we found little appetite for independence.

A former miner, Neil Creese told us he would have supported it had he been asked in the 1980s but today he is unsure.

And in the Caffi 1860 coffee shop on Broad Street a group of women celebrating a birthday again shuddered about the dark days of the 1980s but told us that Wales has enough powers and in their opinion, the country is better off as a member of the United Kingdom.

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