Ruling should be ‘wake-up call’ for Welsh FM, say Plaid Cymru

Responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Scotland cannot hold a referendum on independence without Westminster's consent, Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP said:

“This ruling exposes the fundamentally undemocratic nature of Westminster rule. It is time for the UK Government to guarantee the right to self-determination for all the devolved nations.

 “The combination of an antidemocratic Conservative government and a nodding dog Labour opposition means our voices will never matter while we’re tied to the Westminster system.

 “This should be a wake-up call for the First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, who views the United Kingdom as a voluntary association of four nations which choose to pool sovereignty. That is clearly not the case under this Conservative Government, nor will it be under a future Labour Government in Westminster.

 “Plaid Cymru urge the Labour Welsh Government to strongly defend the right to self-determination today. We must all stand united against Westminster’s denial of democracy.”