The Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price AM, has today written to the leaders of other pro-European parties to seek urgent meetings to discuss cross-party cooperation to beat Brexit.
Plaid Cymru has written to the leaders of the other pro-European parties to ask for urgent meetings to explore how the parties can work together to avoid Brexit.
In a letter sent to the Westminster and Welsh (where there is one) leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, Change UK, and the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price AM said that the need for cooperation between the parties is “urgent.”
Plaid Cymru achieved 20% of the vote in last week’s election, and overall, avowedly pro-Remain parties outperformed those who are in favour of Brexit.
But the party has warned that the rise of the Brexit party could influence the Tory leadership candidates to embrace the possibility of a no deal Brexit.
The party’s leader has said that there is a ‘grave risk’ that that the European election result could be used to justify a no deal Brexit.
Writing to the other party leaders, Adam Price has said that pro-European parties should “seek to work together for as long as is necessary in order to deliver a People’s Vote and to secure a European future for our nation.
In his letter to the other party leaders, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price AM said:
“The results of last week’s European election show clearly that Brexit simply cannot be considered the settled will of the people. Indeed, avowedly anti-Brexit parties like ours performed better in the election than avowedly pro-Brexit parties.
“However, with the Brexit Party having won the highest number of seats, there is now a grave risk that the result will be used to justify a no deal Brexit. I am particularly concerned that it will be used to influence the candidates running to become the next leader of the Conservative Party.
“There is now an urgent need for our parties to work together to ensure that all the nations of these islands are not dragged headfirst towards a no deal Brexit for which there is no mandate.
“It is my firm belief that our parties should seek to work together for as long as is necessary in order to deliver a People’s Vote and to secure a European future for our nations.
“For our part, Plaid Cymru is prepared for an open discussion about how we can cooperate most effectively in Parliament in order to secure a People’s Vote, but also in terms of the referendum itself as well as any potential snap General Election later this year or early next year.”