Corbyn must commit to Remain for Plaid Cymru support

Adam Price and Liz Saville-Roberts. Picture by Plaid Cymru.

Ahead of a cross-party meeting instigated by Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Plaid Cymru Leader, Adam Price AM, has said that “Mr Corbyn must realise that we cannot back him unless he makes a totally unqualified commitment to Remain”.

Mr Price will be attending a cross-party meeting with Plaid Cymru’s Westminster Group Leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP on Tuesday 27th August at 11:00 in Westminster.

The meeting was instigated by Jeremy Corbyn to discuss avoiding a ‘no deal’. He is expected to ask Plaid Cymru for support to form a temporary government to seek an extension to Article 50 and secure a General Election.


Commenting ahead of the cross-party meeting, Plaid Cymru Leader, Adam Price AM, said:

“We are approaching the cross-party meeting with an open mind but also a healthy dose of scepticism.

“With time running dangerously short and with a Prime Minister intent on pursuing a crash-out Brexit, Mr Corbyn must realise that we cannot back him unless he makes a totally unqualified commitment to Remain. This means exploring every avenue available in Parliament to achieve that aim.

“Just last week, Mr Corbyn failed to confirm that a Labour government under his leadership would campaign for Remain in a second referendum if a deal negotiated by Labour were also on the ballot.

“In the meeting, we will tell Mr Corbyn that he cannot expect to become prime minister and then seek to secure a ‘better’ deal to put on a referendum ballot paper, when no such deal exists.

“To be clear, if he wants our backing to be Prime Minister, he has to commit fully and unreservedly to keeping Wales, and the rest of the UK, in the European Union.”

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Minydon
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Minydon

Well! Plaid have now shown that they could never be trusted with running a democratic independent nation, they have proved beyond all doubt, that they would ignore any result they didnt like! It’s a sad day for the nationalist movement in Wales. People have long memories.

Simon Gruffydd
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Simon Gruffydd

Yes it really is unbelievable how ANY political party in a supposed democracy could campaign for the overturning of a democratic result. By doing so, both Plaid Cymru and virtually the entire UK political establishment has lost credibility. We need political parties that have clear Principles and will stick to them. Any takers?

Huw Prys Jones
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Huw Prys Jones

‘Overturning a democratic result’??? If anyone believes that the 2016 referendum, fought on a pack of lies and funded by proven criminals, should be respected, they must be living on another planet! How can anyone be so naive as to think that Vote Leave cheerleaders were honourable men and women doing what they thought was best for their country, when it is abundantly clear they were cheats and liars with ulterior motives? It is high time the remainers deployed the same ruthlessness and stop at nothing to undermine the enemy. Undermining the Brexit establishment must be the core objective of… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

My daughter voted remain because her Mother did with no idea about the issues. Other friends and family voted Remain because they lived in abject fear after the lies told by The remain establishment about the immediate job losses and recession, the emergency budget etc etc that were peddled by the Remain side. Your argument holds no water. People on both sides both knew, and didn’t know what they were voting for. I tell you this however. Parliament voted to grant the referendum and handed the decision to the people. Every voter, including those that voted remain validated the referendum… Read more »

John Young
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John Young

‘there are always people who lie, cheat, twist the truth, manipulate facts and figures.’ You’re right. Look at Boris today. He knew, the interviewer knew and all 65 million of us knew that he was lying. He looked at the camera, smiled and lied that what he was doing was nothing to do with Brexit. And when he calls an election he’ll lie again about all the lovely things he’s going to do for the good of the country, for the NHS, for the working man, to break down inequality etc etc. It’ll all be lies and yet, once again,… Read more »

Tomas
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Tomas

I’m a proud member of Plaid Cymru, but this is stupid and I hope that Adam has another think about it.

Labour can’t be put into a position wherein it may form a government, negotiate a deal, and then actively campaign against it. That would be horrendous.

I don’t think we have the time to play around with it. Plaid Cymru has campaigned tirelessly for a second referendum the past two years, and this is a way of guaranteeing it.

Aled Gwyn J
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Aled Gwyn J

This is really a bad look for Plaid, to be seen to be a part of the conniving, self-important and patronising Westminster bubble-who are all blissfully unaware of how all their machinations appear to ordinary people, here in Wales and elsewhere. This bid to overturn a democratic vote is serious enough in itself. Do you remember David Cameron’s words in that £9m leaflet sent out to all homes prior to the 2016 vote?’ ‘ This is a once in a generation decision for you the people alone, not the politicians. Whatever you decide, we will respect your decision’. You can’t… Read more »

Huw Davies
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Huw Davies

Aled, your points are well made. Huge risks especially when we take into account the duplicitous nature of those ruling and influencing cliques. Plaid leadership team in Wales have been drawn into this network of malice to a greater extent than the 4 M.P’s they have in Westminster. How about that for perversity ? Answer to your last question – because most of them are not bloody well interested anyway. They have got so carried away with anything but the core issues of a struggling nation that could do so much better if liberated. Well and truly sucked into the… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Plaid have really blown it here. They are on the wrong side of Democracy. Absolutely no credibility now. Will always be just a fringe party.

Richard Penderyn
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Richard Penderyn

Why has Adam Price gone completely against Leanne Woods position?

Norm
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Norm

Wales can’t be independent within the EU, I respect those who want a genuine independent wales but not those who want wales to become a partially self governing region of France and Germany.

jr humphrys
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jr humphrys

Plaid Cymru have it right.
Brexit will be trashed in any new referendum.
Remain in Europe, Cymru.
27 other nations wish you well!