Abolish leader dismisses suggestion that UK should be a ‘voluntary’ union
The leader of Abolish the Welsh Assembly has dismissed the suggestion that the UK should be a “voluntary” union of nations.
Richard Suchorzewski took aim at the idea that Wales should be allowed to decide whether it wants to be in the UK or not, during a discussion about saving the union on the ‘anti-woke’ channel GB News.
Suchorzewski, whose party failed to win any seats at the Senedd election, and only received 3.7% of the vote, described the suggestion, put forward by First Minister Mark Drakeford, as a “load of nonsense”.
He also claimed that independence supporters were being “conned by the narrative that we are better off on our own”.
He told GB News: “So of course people are being conned by the likes of Adam Price, the leader of Plaid Cymru, and by the likes believe it or not of Mark Drakeford, the current First Minister in Wales, who, let me just quote this, it’s only one line, said back in March of this year, and I’ll quote him exactly, ‘the United Kingdom is over, and a new union should be crafted to reflect a voluntary association of four nations’.
“What a load of nonsense.”
He also said: “Frankly you have the Welsh nationalists, who are idealists, who believe that the Welsh nation are better off on their own, but frankly are financially illiterate because they do not understand the fact that Wales is bailed out by the UK Government to the tune of 15bn a year under normal circumstances and because of Covid over the last year or two and additional five or six billion.
“These people have been conned by the narrative that we are better off on our own. What a load of bunkum.