Brexit could lay path towards independent Wales


The European elections could lay the path towards an independent Wales in Europe, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has said.

Condemning the “Brexit chaos” he said that Westminster is no longer “fit to govern” Wales, the Plaid leader suggested that the European elections could send a ‘more powerful message’ than any other and could prove “a small but significant step” on the path “to a better, independent European future.” 

Mr Price will be appearing on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show this morning.

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said,

“The aftermath of Thursday’s English local elections prove that the two largest political parties in the UK are in freefall with the European elections likely to see them sink to even further electoral lows. Meanwhile, Plaid Cymru are the only party in Wales that unequivocally support a People’s Vote and have a chance of winning seats in the European Parliament.

“This Brexit chaos shows that Westminster isn’t fit to govern Wales. While they squabble amongst themselves, our communities and our industries wither on the vine. It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Some people will say this election is pointless but they are wrong. This election could send a more powerful message than any other and Plaid Cymru’s message is simple – we will make Wales matter.

“Welsh independence is closer than we think and with a vote for Plaid Cymru these elections could be a small but significant step on this path to a better, independent European future.

“Independence isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ – it’s a necessity. Westminster has ignored us for generations, and people are starting to see that.

“Leaving the European Union is no answer to our democratic deficit as a nation. Rather, we want to join the European Union as an independent member, more than doubling of our MEPs, giving us a Commissioner, the Presidency of the Council on a rotating basis, and billions of Cohesion Funding until we are brought back up to decent levels of prosperity.

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