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Brexit chaos shows we should dump Westminster, not Europe, says Adam Price

16 Nov 2018 2 minute read
Adam Price: Picture by Plaid Cymru (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price AM, has said the chaos in Westminster brought about by the Prime Minister’s Brexit ‘agreement’ bolster’s the case for Welsh independence.

With Theresa May facing a string of cabinet resignations and the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the Plaid leader said “we clearly are leaving the wrong union”.

No reference to Wales was made in the 500-plus pages of the Westminster Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement or Political Declaration.

“Westminster is ready to wipe billions off the Welsh economy for an undeliverable idea, sold by charlatans,” Adam Price said.

“Brexit is bad news for Wales and the facts bear that out.

“We are clearly leaving the wrong union. Europe has been our ally, whilst Westminster is happy to see our people suffer.

“Wales is chained to a sinking ship heading for a Brexit iceberg. Let’s decouple ourselves from the chaos of Westminster and chart a better and brighter course for our nation.

“Our European future is inextricably linked with our independence.

“It’s Westminster, not Europe that we should be jettisoning.”

Further Cabinet resignations are expected today, as well as the potential triggering of a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s leadership.

It is understood that Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who was key to ensuring that the withdrawal deal was supported by Cabinet on Wednesday, could resign today.

Yesterday, Plaid Cymru confirmed that their MPs would not support the Westminster Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement and Political Deceleration in the ‘meaningful vote’.

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