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Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price links Welsh independence details to election result

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Adam Price is looking beyond the Senedd election next month as the debate on Welsh independence heats up

The leader of the pro-independence Plaid Cymru (the Party of Wales) has drawn a direct connection between releasing details on Welsh independence and how the party performs in the upcoming Welsh parliamentary election. 

Adam Price told BBC Wales that difficult questions about currency and borders could only be answered once Plaid Cymru had secured power.

Election for the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) will take place on May 06.

Plaid Cymru has pledged to hold an independence referendum within five years if it wins the Senedd election.  

Price drew a connection with Scotland when pressed on key independence issues such as national currency and how the border with England would be operated, presumably as to whether it would be a soft or hard border.  

“What did the SNP [Scottish National Party] do when they got elected, they published a White Paper, you can only do that in government”, Price asserted.

Price added that a National Commission would be established to work out the “technical details” relating to independence and that questions would be answered in the run up to an independence referendum.

"All those questions about the economic future of Wales etc, currency and all these matters will be addressed by the detailed work of the Commission and that work would start immediately", Price told BBC Wales.

On the issue of Brexit and its aftermath, Price said Plaid Cymru had to “move on” from the debate in so far as Brexit had “happened” and that the party was not planning to take Wales back into the European Union.  


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