Support for Welsh independence reaches historic highChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 13, 2019
More than one third of people in Wales would support the country becoming independent if it meant remaining in the EU, according to new figures.
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Growing support for Welsh independence has led to a series of rallies recently held in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr Tydfil, where thousands joined marches organised by All Under One Banner Cymru.
Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said the new poll represented a “historic high” for dreams of an independent Wales, and accused figures in Westminster of “wrecking Wales’ future”.
Mr Price said: “Westminster is in turmoil. Boris Johnson’s reckless Tory government and Jeremy Corbyn’s chaotic so-called opposition are wrecking Wales’s future.
“It is no wonder that we are witnessing a surge in support for a New Wales – a nation proudly taking its place as an equal partner on the international stage.”
The poll, which surveyed 1,039 Welsh adults, found 48% voted “no” when asked if Wales should be independent to remain in the EU. ■