Price calls for revocation of Article 50 if final say referendum isn’t forthcoming
Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said that the Remain side must be prepared to campaign for the revocation of Article 50 if it becomes clear that a final say referendum isn’t forthcoming.
Writing in the Sunday Times today, Price confirmed it was his belief that if “the electorate is denied a final say on the Brexit outcome through a referendum”, the Remain alliance must be prepared to revoke Article 50.
He suggested that the Remain side “must have a nuclear option” in a scenario where it becomes clear that “a public voice by means of a referendum is to be denied”.
The Plaid Cymru Leader said that revocation is “an emergency cord we need to be ready to pull” when faced with an “inferno” that a crash out no deal Brexit would cause.
Mr Price also confirmed that Plaid Cymru’s Westminster group will be drafting an emergency motion to be considered by the party’s NEC, outlining its support for remain and revoke. The motion would then be discussed and voted upon at the Plaid Cymru Autumn conference in October.
Last week Price attended a cross-party meeting in London to agree a joint strategy to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31st.
He said: “There is no point throwing the rulebook at those in power because they are making the rules up as they go along. We need to come up with solutions which will achieve decisive outcomes.
“If the electorate is denied a final say on the Brexit outcome through a referendum, then we must be prepared to revoke Article 50.
“When faced with the hard reality of who and what we are up against, the Remain side must have a nuclear option to fall back on if it becomes clear that a public voice by means of a referendum is to be denied.
“The UK can revoke its intention to withdraw from the EU unilaterally and it is an emergency cord we need to be ready to pull when faced with the inferno that a crash out Brexit would create.”