Plaid Cymru confirm talks with Lib Dems and Greens for pro-Remain pact

Adam Price. Credit: Euan Cherry/WENN

Plaid Cymru Leader, Adam Price, has today confirmed that they are open to working with other Remain parties “to secure our European future”.

It was reported yesterday that the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Green party were set to unveil a general election pact next week in which the parties would stand aside in certain seats to boost each others’ chances.

It is understood that the Labour party have not engaged in the talks.

Plaid and the Greens did not stand candidates in August’s Brecon and Radnorshire byelection, helping the Liberal Democrats take the seat from the Conservatives.

Confirming talks between Remain parties, Mr Price went further by saying that Plaid Cymru is open to a “significant agreement to give pro-Remain parties the best opportunity to win, and more importantly, stop Brexit”.

“The Brexit crisis has shown up Westminster to be totally unfit for purpose,” Adam Price said. “The Conservatives and Labour are divided and are simply not offering the solutions we need.

“Plaid Cymru is a party of principle and we have consistently said that Wales is best served within the European Union. That is why, as Wales’s leading Remain party, we are open to working with others to secure our European future.

“The people of Wales now face a choice, to back a better future for Wales or for more chaos at Westminster with Labour and the Conservatives.

“Plaid Cymru is offering grown-up, principled politics, where we are ready to work together to put our country – Wales – before narrow party interests.”

 

‘No decisions’

A spokesperson from the Greens told the Guardian newspaper that they were also commited to a pact.

“It is right that political parties engage in grown-up discussions about how to best stop a deeply damaging Brexit,” the spokesperson said.

“Our party is in talks about the potential to stand a single remain-supporting candidate in some seats in England and Wales, as was successfully done in the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection.

“No decisions have yet been made and any agreement will involve the relevant local parties.”

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I would have thought that Adam Price would know that the Liberal Democrats cannot be trusted. He risks his party being tarnished by association with the party that committed a u-turn in 2010 on their pledges concerning student tuition fees.

pete
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pete

Democracy deniers that will be punished and the ballot box, even more disgusting that the Liberal Un-democrats are working with a seperatist party that wishes to Balkanise Britain.

Jonesy
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Jonesy

stop watching those re runs of the World at War Peter the prepper….and get out of you bunker. PC are on a losing streak if they think they can make a pact with the two faced turncoats that are the Lib Dems- remember how they treated Mike Parker in Ceredigion. Are they now ready to sacrifice Ben Lake so early on in a promising career.. I don’t know what the heck has happened to Plaid – but for the first time ever since 1982 i shan’t be voting for them. they have lost the plot

Redmond Mocke
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Redmond Mocke

When will PC wake up that Wales voted to leave?

Duncan Fisher
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This is quite painful, because it means I have to vote for a party I do not like and not vote for a party that I am very excited about. But there is no question in my mind that I must. Where I live, a Tory win is a dead cert without a pact. You could argue that letting the Tories win would result in a quicker disintegration of the UK, but that is a kamikaze option that would cause untold pain to people less advantaged than I. There is also something very reassuring to me to see political parties… Read more »

Jonathan Edwards
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Jonathan Edwards

I vote in Preseli and I want to Remain. Plaid in wishy-washy 4th place last time. Excellent LibDem Kilminster in 3rd Place. Labour a couple of hundred votes behind Tory Leaver Crabb. Labour Candidate (ex-Brussels diplomat) told me she’d toe the Labour line, which tells me what? I could vote tactically and help unseat Crabb – good. But not stop Brexit, because Corbyn is a left-wing Leaver, if you can figure that out. So do I have to vote for a party that I don’t like too?

Alwyn J Evans
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Alwyn J Evans

Sensible approach, it will bring a second referendum, which will overwhelmingly be to remain. Putting the national interest first is crucial.

Redmond Mocke
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Redmond Mocke

Good grief what planet are you on? Which party won the EU elections by a large majority? And you think remain would win a Referendum. Stop taking those juices it is doing nothing for your brain.

Alwyn J Evans
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Alwyn J Evans

All polls indicate a remain vote is higher. In the EU elections, share of the vote for remain parties was higher. Now people are aware of what they are voting for, it would be a much clearer vote. Theres no evidence leave would win a confirmatory referendum.

Ernie The Smallholder
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Ernie The Smallholder

Redmond, If you are supporting leave and you are sure that there is still a majority in Wales to leave why don’t you campaign for a 2nd referendum with 4 options: Remain, Leave, May’s deal, Johnson’s deal.
This should give a clear result as ‘leave; could mean any of the 3 non-remain options.

vicky moller
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vicky moller

There is one thing all agree on that is we have disfuntional democracy in Westminster and nothing to to write home about in Cardiff. The move by Adam is an act of leadership and maturity which is in stark contrast to the international embarrassment of the 2 main uk parties. When you care what happens to your country more than for your party’s conquest of the others it shows.

Ben Angwin
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Ben Angwin

Mae’n synhwyrol, Adam Price.

Tudalen 122, ‘The Concise 48 Laws of Power’ gan Robert Green.

Keith Parry
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Keith Parry

Plaid Cymru are doing deals with the Green Party of England who are mostly anti-independence and have no electoral support. Which gains them nothing. Doing deals with the Liberal Democrats who are led by a woman who is more Tory than the Tories and an ultra unionist who attacks the SNP. Given their record over student fees,few people trust the Liberal Democrats. Being in bed with them will do Plaid Cymru no good at all. Mean time in Cardiff West they want to put up a candidate to fight Neil McEvoy who might actually win the Senedd seat and keep… Read more »

Ernie The Smallholder
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Ernie The Smallholder

I should remind you that the SNP supports scottish membership of the European Union.

Glen
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Glen

So does the Scots Public, unlike Wales.

Alwyn J Evans
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Alwyn J Evans

The politics of conflict is dying. Consensus, cooperative organisations are more effective and productive. Adam Price for many years has openly advocated this kind of governance. Beyond the hyperbole, I’ve yet to see evidence he is wrong.

Dr John Ball
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Dr John Ball

Absolutely! Lib Dems and Greens are unionist parties, what is AP thinking? A reminder, in 2017 the Lib Dems in Scotland rejoiced at Tory gains and became orgasmic when learning of Alex Salmon’s defeat; they will happily forget the Brecon pact and work to defeat PC in Ceredigion. And the greens…..this is the party that officially and describes itself as the Green Party of englandandwales….
PC’s commitment to independence didn’t last long

Joanne Davies
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Joanne Davies

Bye Plaid! Almost 100 years in existence and you have never been more irrelevant

Wexit
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Wexit

When were Plaid’s members ever consulted over Adam Price’s shift from ‘we have to respect the vote’ to ‘we have to stop Brexit’? When did he ever try to explain the change of policy to the people of Wales? Despite all the rhetoric about him, I sometimes wonder how tuned in Adam Price really is to the people and politics of Wales today. All those years at Westminster, all those years away in America-he’s just bought in blindly to the globalist, ‘progressive’ agenda of our current age. Not realizing that the people of Wales are now actively resisting all this… Read more »

Alwyn J Evans
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Alwyn J Evans

People didn’t know what they were voting for , now they do, it’s reasonable for them to ask us to confirm the decision. Democracy isn’t a single act, it’s a process.

jr humphrys
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jr humphrys

Agree, Alwyn. Plaid are doing what they think is best for Cymru.
As far as I know, not being a member, they wish to see independence gained from as
strong a position of the people’s satisfaction as possible. Thus, remaining in the EU!

The football lads alliance mentality of leavers will get Cymru nowhere.