England ‘born and bred’ Liz Saville Roberts hits back at Labour’s ‘Plaid blame the English’ jibe
The leader of Plaid Cymru at Westminster, Liz Saville-Roberts, has hit back at a claim by First Minister Mark Drakeford that Plaid Cymru attempted to blame the English for Wales’ problems.
The Welsh Labour First Minister made the comments while launching a new ‘Reforming the Union’ plan to prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom after Brexit.
“Our emancipation is not one based on framing other nations as the enemy: whether that be by Boris Johnson’s attempt to demonise the European Union, or Plaid Cymru’s attempt to blame the English for all our present discontents,” he said.
But Dwynfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville-Roberts hit back, saying that Mark Drakeford was clutching at straws.
“I’m south England born and bred, and yet lead Plaid Cymru in Westminster,” she said. “Does he want to match PM Johnson in a blame game?”
Plaid Cymru’s candidate for Ynys Môn, Aled ap Dafydd, also waded into the debate, saying that he “thought our First Minister was careful with his words”.
“I was mistaken. My Plaid Cymru supporting mother was born and bred in London.”