Plaid Cymru has issued a damming response to threats by the Prime Minister that Parliament will be forced to choose between ‘her deal or no deal’.
The Party’s Brexit Spokesperson Hywel Williams MP attacked the proposals as “panicked threats” by the Prime Minister. The Arfon MP said the situation has only come about due to the Westminster Government’s inability to agree the detail of a deal with enough time for further negotiations if Parliament was to reject the proposals.
Mr Williams also reiterated that “Plaid Cymru MPs will not vote for a deal that will do damage to the economy and communities of Wales.” He called for the extension of Article 50 until the Westminster Government can come back with the full detail of future arrangements and a People’s Vote to ratify any final deal.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s threat, Hywel Williams MP, said:
“Panicked threats by the Westminster Prime Minister only serve to highlight the incompetence of her Government. After two years of negotiations we will be left with a take it or leave it deal that has already been rejected as inadequate by businesses and experts alike. This desperate ultimatum just underlines the Prime Minister’s weakness and further undermines her authority in her own party.
“Wales’ future is in danger because of the long running civil war in the Tory party over Europe. We will not allow this Westminster Government to hold our country hostage. If they are incapable of negotiating a deal that works for the people of Wales, Article 50 must be extended, until the Westminster Government can come back with the full detail of future arrangements and the people given a say on the final deal.
“The Prime Minister’s proposals have already been opposed by swathes of her own back benches and opposition parties. In reality, the Prime Minister’s potential deal, may well lead to a no deal.
“Two years of Brexit chaos and inept negotiations from the Westminster Government will lead us to a deal where people will be left in the dark when it comes to the all-important detail. A blind Brexit will put jobs and wages at risk – a fudge is not good enough.
“Plaid Cymru MPs will not vote for a deal that will do damage to the economy and communities of Wales.”