Senedd on Tuesday

Speaking in the Senedd on Tuesday

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has said that the UK government “should not stand in the way” of a second Scottish independence referendum.

Speaking in the Senedd on Tuesday, March 21 he said “If the Scottish Parliament votes to hold a referendum, the UK government should not stand in the way of the Scottish Parliament, any more than the European Commission or Parliament should have stood in the way of the UK holding a referendum on Brexit,”

The FM continued: “I think it’s right that if the Scottish Parliament supports a referendum and looks for a particular date, that the views of the Scottish Parliament should be respected.”

Carwyn Jones warned against “creating the conditions where people feel annoyed enough to take the view that, actually, they don’t believe the UK is worth preserving.”

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